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Teen charged with abduction, two rapes

Teen charged with abduction, two rapes

A Loburn teenager has been charged with the rape and abduction of an 11-year-old girl and the rape of a 17-year-old woman.

October 15, 2013 | By More
Director admits frauds over LWR losses

Director admits frauds over LWR losses

A 66-year-old Christchurch businessman has admitted four representative fraud charges involving about $118 million related to the collapse of textile manufacturer LWR, which was placed in receivership in April 2009.

October 15, 2013 | By More
Murder trial delayed by anniversary of death

Murder trial delayed by anniversary of death

A murder trial has been delayed by one day so that it does not begin on the one-year anniversary of the alleged victim’s death.

October 11, 2013 | By More
Man admits role in armed home invasion

Man admits role in armed home invasion

An Avonside man says he was “coerced” into taking part in a Bishopdale home invasion in which the victim was bound with duct tape and put in a cupboard.

October 10, 2013 | By More
Child sex offender to get second strike warning

Child sex offender to get second strike warning

A 24-year-old child sex offender faces a rare second strike warning and a long prison term after admitting more charges in the Christchurch District Court today.

October 10, 2013 | By More
‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

‘Narking fee’ imposed on trial witness

A man who imposed a “narking fee” on a witness who had given evidence against him at trial has been jailed for three years six months.

October 10, 2013 | By More
Woman conned three welfare agencies

Woman conned three welfare agencies

A woman who conned three Government agencies into providing support – including payments for fictitious carers – has been jailed for benefit fraud charges involving $270,000.

October 9, 2013 | By More
Home detention for meth courier

Home detention for meth courier

A 50-year-old methamphetamine courier caught returning from Wellington admitted possession of the drug for supply and was sentenced to home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.

October 9, 2013 | By More
23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

23-year non-parole term for murder of Jade Bayliss

The Crown wanted double child killer Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin jailed for his whole life, without parole, but the High Court has chosen to impose a 23-year non-parole term as part of his life sentence.

October 9, 2013 | By More
Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

Lifer back doing prison time after knife threat

A murder-parolee is back in prison serving more of his life sentence after a domestic incident at Kaiapoi in which he threatened his former partner with a hunting knife.

October 8, 2013 | By More

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