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Red zone theft accused granted bail

Red zone theft accused granted bail

A 27-year-old red-zone worker charged with thefts, burglaries and receiving stolen property, was granted bail today in the Christchurch District Court.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

Dealer admits false insurance claim on painting

A Christchurch art dealer has admitted damaging a Peter McIntyre painting he owned and then trying to make a false insurance claim for it.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Workmates treated poison comments as a joke, trial told

Workmates treated poison comments as a joke, trial told

[Updated report of evidence from Day 2] Work colleagues treated rat poison comments by Helen Elizabeth Milner as a joke, the jury was told at her trial on charges of attempting to murder and murdering her 47-year-old husband.

December 3, 2013 | By More
Man admits armed hold-ups

Man admits armed hold-ups

A man admitted armed hold-ups of a service station and a liquor store, and demanding cash at another service station, when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today, on his 21st birthday.

December 2, 2013 | By More
Woman drugged and suffocated husband, Crown claims

Woman drugged and suffocated husband, Crown claims

[Updated report] The Crown alleges a 50-year-old woman was caught out by the web of lies she told when she drugged and probably suffocated her husband and claimed he had committed suicide.

December 2, 2013 | By More
Gang member jailed for theft from neo-natal unit

Gang member jailed for theft from neo-natal unit

Cripps gang member Sonny Clarke says he’s sorry for stealing electronic gear from the neo-natal unit at Christchurch Women’s Hospital but he still swore at the judge when he didn’t get the sentence he wanted.

November 29, 2013 | By More
Neighbour accused of burglary claims she was ‘set up’

Neighbour accused of burglary claims she was ‘set up’

A woman accused of burgling a neighbour’s cottage had the property taken from the cottage hidden around her house, Crown prosecutor Karyn South told a jury in the Christchurch District Court.

November 29, 2013 | By More
Alleged burglar offers medical advice to judge

Alleged burglar offers medical advice to judge

A man accused of being the “plum sauce burglar” has offered a judge some well-meaning medical advice.

November 28, 2013 | By More
Predator says text to victim was ‘accidental’

Predator says text to victim was ‘accidental’

On-line sex predator Cameron Stuart Hore has ended up back in prison for three months for what he claims was an “accidental” text message to an earlier victim.

November 28, 2013 | By More
Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

Convicted murderer admits attack on prison guard

A 54-year-old man who is seven years into a life term for a Nelson murder that involved a frenzied knife attack has admitted head-butting a prison officer while serving his time at Rolleston Prison.

November 28, 2013 | By More

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