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A young Belfast couple will serve home detention together after being found guilty of torching a car in a revenge attack.
The man who burnt down St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church, causing over $2 million damage, because God had killed his friends in the Christchurch earthquake, was sentenced to six year’s prison.
A juror has been cleared of an allegation that she looked up the Facebook page of one of the defendants during a Christchurch District Court arson trial.
A judge has called for a report on the effects of sleep deprivation on a man who burnt down his father’s Lyttelton house “to rid the property of evil energy”.
A New Zealand sex offender sent back from Australia after serving jail time has been fined for threatening to burn down the Probation Service’s Christchurch offices.
The Fire Service will get nothing back from 18-year-old Jayvan James Simms for the $40,240 it spent putting out the sand dunes fire he caused at South Shore.
A 17-year-old has admitted causing a sand dunes fire that forced the evacuation of 12 South Shore homes.
A man who targeted high-end vehicles at a car “chop shop” has been jailed for five years at the Christchurch District Court.
A 28-year-old man says he destroyed his father’s Lyttelton house in a fire “to rid the property of evil energy”.
A psychiatric report has been ordered for a 28-year-old man charged with an arson that destroyed a Lyttelton house on Monday afternoon.
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