Tag: assault

Luke Henry: Kidnapping and rape sentencing

July 27, 2018 | By More
Luke Henry: Kidnapping and rape sentencing

The Crown has asked for the necessary health assessors’ reports so that an open-ended preventive detention sentence can be considered for Luke James Henry, 34, who was convicted at a High Court trial in May 2018 of raping, kidnapping and choking a woman he had met through an online dating service. The sentencing is set […]

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Pub bashing sets back sporting hopes

May 21, 2018 | By More
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.

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Alleged victim accused of telling ‘evolving’ story

May 17, 2018 | By More
Alleged victim accused of telling ‘evolving’ story

The complainant in a rape, kidnapping, and bashing trial has been accused by the defence of telling an “evolving” story.

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Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

May 14, 2018 | By More
Crown alleges sex attacks after online meeting

A 43-year-old man is on trial charged with assaulting, kidnapping, and raping a woman he met on an online dating site.

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73 bruises and strangling in 3-hour assault

April 26, 2018 | By More
73 bruises and strangling in 3-hour assault

A woman was left with 73 bruises after a three-hour assault by Justin Matthew McAllister that included strangling her unconscious with a rope.

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Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

April 9, 2018 | By More
Elderly woman driver in tears after ‘glasses’ assault

A 75-year-old woman was left shaking and in tears after Graeme Nigel Patterson confronted her about a driving error.

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Pitchfork assault admitted

February 23, 2018 | By More
Pitchfork assault admitted

A Canterbury man held a pitchfork under a woman’s jaw during a violent incident in which he threatened to kill her.

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‘Vigilante justice’ charges admitted

February 16, 2018 | By More
‘Vigilante justice’ charges admitted

A man accused of carrying out vigilante justice over some schoolyard bullying has pleaded guilty to kidnap, assault, and sexual violation charges in the Christchurch District Court.

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Community detention for drive-by robbery

January 29, 2018 | By More
Community detention for drive-by robbery

A teenager was sentenced to community detention for a drive-by robbery of four people in the early hours of the morning on January 23, 2017.

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Power grinder threat during domestic violence

January 19, 2018 | By More
Power grinder threat during domestic violence

A man threatened to rip off a woman’s face with a power grinder he had plugged in in her bedroom during nine nightmare days of domestic violence, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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