Tag: assault

Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

June 19, 2017 | By More
Gas torch used as weapon, police allege

Two charges of using a gas torch to assault a woman have been laid against a 44-year-old man who was allegedly on the run from police for seven months.

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Determined support from mum for son’s bail

June 9, 2017 | By More
Determined support from mum for son’s bail

Mum came to court to support her son’s application for release on bail…in spite of her recent death.

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Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

May 30, 2017 | By More
Street bashing left victim with brain bleed

A 23-year-old was fortunate the outcome wasn’t more serious for his street assault that left one of his victims with bleeding on the brain, said a judge who granted him home detention.

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Passenger charged with spitting assault

May 30, 2017 | By More
Passenger charged with spitting assault

A woman who allegedly spat at a crew member, and abused staff and passengers on a flight from Auckland to Christchurch, has been charged with the assaulting a woman.

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Judge slams ‘woeful’ rehab resourcing

May 19, 2017 | By More
Judge slams ‘woeful’ rehab resourcing

A judge has slammed Canterbury’s inadequate resourcing for drug and alcohol assessments, when a report was declined for a 17-year-old who appeared before her for sentencing in the Christchurch District Court.

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Arrest after seven months hiding from police

May 15, 2017 | By More
Arrest after seven months hiding from police

A man who has allegedly been on the run from police since October has been arrested on charges of kidnapping, serious assault, and threatening to kill.

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Man admits attack on High Court witness

May 9, 2017 | By More
Man admits attack on High Court witness

A man who attacked a witness who had just given evidence against his stepfather in the Christchurch High Court has been remanded on bail for sentencing after admitting three charges.

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16 years’ jail for long term abuse of woman

April 27, 2017 | By More
16 years’ jail for long term abuse of woman

A man left his sentencing grinning and clapping after being jailed for 16 years on 17 charges including rape, injuring, and assaulting an Italian woman.

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Riccarton tourist carjacking

April 12, 2017 | By More
Riccarton tourist carjacking

District Court sentencing for 17-year-old Rahiri Tai, of Flaxton, who has admitted a drunken attack on two tourists visiting from Europe, in which he robbed them of their rental car as they arrived at a Riccarton Road motel early on January 9, 2017. Tai crashed the car at the Sockburn round-about a few minutes after […]

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Bail granted on courtroom bashing charges

April 11, 2017 | By More
Bail granted on courtroom bashing charges

A man charged with bashing a witness in a High Court hearing on Monday has been allowed bail and released from custody at the Christchurch Court House.

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