Sentencing of an 18-year-old from North Canterbury who has admitted two rapes has been delayed to get a more detailed assessment of the risk he poses.
A trial planned for a man accused of a series of petrol scam offences – including some allegedly involving elderly victims – has had to be put off because of a conflict between him and his defence counsel.
A woman has told of feeling terrified and “really trapped” as she resisted a masseur’s actions during a full body Chinese oil massage at a Christchurch shopping mall.
The trial of a 59-year-old masseur on 17 allegations of indecent assault was halted on the afternoon of its first day, and will restart on Tuesday in the Christchurch District Court.
A 22-year-old Bryndwr woman has been granted interim suppression on a murder charge, and the alleged victim also has suppression after the case was called in the Christchurch District Court today.
The driver at the centre of a high profile boyracer run from the police had only been out of prison for a few weeks at the time.
New arrangements for checks on addresses for electronically monitored bail applications have again come under fire from a Christchurch judge who has now decided to release a man charged over an alleged stabbing.
A judge has expressed concern about the lack of detail in the latest reports by the Probation Service on people’s suitability for release on electronically monitored bail.
A teenager using synthetic cannabis and living on the street has gone through a three-month detox – his time in custody on remand.
A plea on a manslaughter charge against a 20-year-old Christchurch man who appeared on remand before the High Court at Christchurch today has been delayed.