A 49-year-old man with bipolar disorder was sentenced to three years five months prison for lighting five fires in July.
A 20-year-old man charged with two armed hold-ups of service stations, and a charge of demanding cash with intent to steal it, was remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court today.
A woman sentenced to three years two months prison called out apologies to her family as she was led to the cells, collapsed in the hallway, then sobbed as she was helped to leave court.
A 30-year-old red zone burglar was sentenced to nine months prison and refused home detention in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man who admitted more child sex charges while a serving prisoner for similar offending was sentenced to an overall 12-year prison sentence in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 26-year-old found guilty by a jury of rape and three charges violation by unlawful sexual connection, was sentenced to prison for seven years six months in the Christchurch District Court.
A young man’s claim that he had committed burglaries to support his family while his mother was in hospital was disputed in court – by his mother.
A dog owner is pleading not guilty to a charge of owning dogs which attacked and injured an eight-year-old boy.
A woman who stabbed her partner while he was abusing her was sentenced to seven months’ prison to keep her safe from her partner, her alcoholism, and from people who could supply her with drink.
A man struggling with stress after people he knew were killed in the CTV building collapse reacted with explosive rage months later when things went wrong at the airport.