A judge has praised the last of the Operation Wigram burglars to be sentenced, for getting out of the organised crime ring before the police swooped.
Christchurch’s main High Court had to be cleared when yelling broke out as a Mongrel Mobster was jailed for six years nine months over a car chase crash death.
A 36-year-old with a bad criminal record, who sold blackmarket crayfish to Christchurch outlets, has received a community-based sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.
The firearm allegedly used in a shooting in Hagley Park has been found, and three people charged over the incident were today remanded for a case review before trial on November 4.
Serving prisoner faces more jail time for sex offences.
A man whose “appalling” record of violent offending was the worst a judge had ever seen was jailed for five years nine months today.