A 21-year-old Aranui man alleged to have robbed a dairy in Breezes Road was remanded in custody after a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
A woman has admitted taking money from her 88-year-old employer after he was admitted to Christchurch Hospital and diagnosed with dementia.
A man who targeted high-end vehicles at a car “chop shop” has been jailed for five years at the Christchurch District Court.
Being set up for a robbery might be regarded as “an occupational hazard” for dealers who sell rock salt as crystal meth, a lawyer suggested at a woman’s Christchurch District Court sentencing on Thursday.
Police have been given a dressing down in court for “professional incompetence” for failing to provide victim impact statements well ahead of a bus driver’s sentencing for a fatal crash.
A 20-year-old whose comforting of a 15-year-old girl led to a rape charge has been given a sentence of community detention with community work.
A St John Ambulance paramedic described a nightmare visit to Christchurch Men’s Prison to attend an inmate who had received the bashing that would lead to his death in hospital five days later.
A 49-year-old woman has admitted stabbing her partner while he was asleep in their bed in Hornby last year.
A 16-year-old has admitted his part in an armed group attack on a victim at the Riccarton Bus Lounge in March.
Crown evidence will suggest a stomp on the back of the head pushing his face into the cell floor may have caused the injury that led to the death of Christchurch Men’s Prison inmate Benton Marni Parata. [Updated report]