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Twists and turns in firearms trial

Twists and turns in firearms trial

A Yaldhurst man grabbed in a pre-dawn police raid has asked a judge to accept that a rifle found in a woodpile at his address may have been hidden there by a man who later shot him.

January 18, 2017 | By More
Online child abuse porn addict avoids jail term

Online child abuse porn addict avoids jail term

Toddlers could be heard crying out for their mothers in internet child abuse videos found in the possession of a Christchurch father who has just avoided a prison term.

January 16, 2017 | By More
Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

Driver forgiven for tragic death of two-year-old

A grieving family told the court they were “not after vengeance” for their tragic loss of a two-year-old son killed in a motor accident, when the driver was sentenced today.

January 16, 2017 | By More
Charity box theft admitted

Charity box theft admitted

A 17-year-old has admitted stealing a charity box from the counter of the Ibis Hotel on Hereford Street, and damaging of a door at the Baby Factory on Riccarton Road.

January 16, 2017 | By More
Charity box theft alleged

Charity box theft alleged

A 17-year-old has been placed under total curfew at home with his parents after being charged with stealing a Cure Kids charity box.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

Remand on charge of tourist carjacking

A man charged with carjacking two tourists in Christchurch early on Monday has been granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

Six Christchurch prisoners charged with rioting

Six inmates at Christchurch Men’s Prison have been charged with rioting over an incident in which four Corrections staff were allegedly attacked in November.

January 13, 2017 | By More
Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

Judge explains dangers after imitation firearm incident

A judge has explained the dangers of mixing alcohol and an imitation firearm to an Aranui man who ended up in court after a confrontation with his neighbour.

January 11, 2017 | By More
Tsunami alert burglar willing to meet victims

Tsunami alert burglar willing to meet victims

The burglar who ransacked a family’s New Brighton home during the tsunami alert evacuation in November wants to meet the victims at a restorative justice conference.

January 10, 2017 | By More
Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

Prisoner told to return from funeral ‘with contraband’

A remand prisoner says he was threatened with a hiding by other inmates if he didn’t return to prison from attending his grandmother’s funeral with contraband hidden inside his body.

January 9, 2017 | By More

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