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Crash survivor jailed for violence

Crash survivor jailed for violence

A survivor of a triple-fatal car crash eight years ago is still struggling with post traumatic stress disorder as he begins a jail term for choking a woman unconscious and breaking her bones.

May 29, 2018 | By More
Guilty verdict in tinny house robbery trial

Guilty verdict in tinny house robbery trial

After a short retirement, a jury convicted Rory Manuel of the armed robbery of a tinny house in which a man was shot in the neck.

May 25, 2018 | By More
Victim ‘still raw’ six months after burglary

Victim ‘still raw’ six months after burglary

“After six months, it still feels raw,” said burglary victim Ian Jones after seeing the man who raided his Redwood property jailed for five years.

May 25, 2018 | By More
Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

A jury will have to decide whether conspiracy, revenge, and lies has led to a 45-year-old man being put on trial for child sex abuse offending.

May 24, 2018 | By More
Jail for property commission frauds

Jail for property commission frauds

Property consultant Stephen Rolf Gubb has been jailed for two years nine months for commission frauds on deals relating to the Izone development in Rolleston.

May 23, 2018 | By More
Identification key issue at drugs shooting trial

Identification key issue at drugs shooting trial

Identification of an armed intruder who shot a man in the neck and shoulder is the key issue at a drugs robbery trial in the Christchurch District Court.

May 23, 2018 | By More
Travellers had meth hidden in their bodies

Travellers had meth hidden in their bodies

A woman who arranged for two travellers to fly into New Zealand from Hawaii with more than $200,000 of methamphetamine hidden internally has been jailed for three years six months.

May 22, 2018 | By More
Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

An incident of alcohol-fuelled violence at a pub on Christchurch’s outskirts has cost a young Christchurch man the chance to play semi-professional rugby overseas.

May 21, 2018 | By More
Preventive detention to be considered after rape verdicts

Preventive detention to be considered after rape verdicts

The Crown is asking for an open-ended preventive term to be considered for Luke James Henry, after a jury convicted him on charges of kidnapping, choking, and raping a woman.

May 18, 2018 | By More
Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

Jail threat brings rapid reparation offer

After being told to turn up at court with a large cheque or be prepared for an immediate jail term, a man found guilty of vandalising EQC cars has come up with a $15,000 offer.

May 18, 2018 | By More

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