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Security cam blocked before prison yard attack

Security cam blocked before prison yard attack

A wad of wet toilet paper was used to block the lens of a security camera at Christchurch Men’s Prison before prisoners stabbed a man 11 times using pieces of wire as weapons.

July 23, 2018 | By More
Woman told she was ‘not leaving alive’

Woman told she was ‘not leaving alive’

After barricading himself in a bedroom, a man threatened to set a woman alight with petrol he had brought and slit her throat.

July 23, 2018 | By More
Suppression continues for Woodend murder accused

Suppression continues for Woodend murder accused

Interim name suppression has continued for a teenager charged with the murder of Oliver Johnston whose body was found at a property in Woodend, North Canterbury, three weeks ago.

July 20, 2018 | By More
Couple admit $500,000 thefts from disabled trust

Couple admit $500,000 thefts from disabled trust

A Pegasus couple will pay back almost all the half-a-million dollars they have stolen from a disability support trust they were running in Waltham.

July 19, 2018 | By More
Drugs drove crime ring burglars

Drugs drove crime ring burglars

Drugs drove the offending by three burglars who hit dozens of home and caused losses totalling $200,000.

July 19, 2018 | By More
Trial charges thrown out with witness in hiding

Trial charges thrown out with witness in hiding

A woman has gone into hiding ahead of the jury trial for the 45-year-old man charged with kidnapping and bashing her and a Christchurch District Court judge has thrown out all the charges.

July 18, 2018 | By More
Multiple voting alleged

Multiple voting alleged

Name suppression has been granted to a man charged with voting multiple times in the 2017 General Election.

July 16, 2018 | By More
Dog attacked girl at playground

Dog attacked girl at playground

A family is waiting to find out whether a six-year-old girl will be disfigured by a dog bite she received at a playground in Rangiora.

July 14, 2018 | By More
Mum and son pub robbers jailed

Mum and son pub robbers jailed

A “Mommy and Clyde” robbery team have been handed lengthy jail terms for their raids on pubs in Christchurch and Dunedin.

July 13, 2018 | By More
Theft of tradesmen’s gear alleged

Theft of tradesmen’s gear alleged

A Redwood man has been charged with nine burglaries and thefts of items including tradesmen’s tools totalling more than $30,000.

July 13, 2018 | By More

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