A sentencing judge has praised the bravery of a woman who has just returned to work three months after the vicious domestic assault that cracked her vertebrae.
The Crown opposed continued bail for a woman when her sentencing on thefts totalling $472,000 was delayed for a week, alleging she had “made false claims” in her financial statement for the court.
The get-away car got away – leaving one of the armed robbers behind – during a raid targeting cash and synthetic cannabis at an R-18 store in Linwood.
Police opposed bail for a 31-year-old man with alleged gang links who was arrested on drug and firearm charges after a raid on a property in Avondale, Christchurch, this morning.
The Crown may consider preventive detention for a repeat sex offender who admitted an indecency charge in the High Court at Christchurch today.
Two Christchurch men have admitted manslaughter charges over the death of a man who was burned in an incident in April last year and died about two weeks later in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland.
Inveterate scammer of the elderly for petrol money, Kim Michael David Barwell, won’t have to serve more prison time for his latest crimes after spending four months in custody on remand.
It was tempting to “throw away the key” for a 26-year-old offender whose joyride in a stolen taxi was tracked on the car’s GPS, said a judge.
A teen will spend his 18th birthday this Friday in prison to give him a taste of what to expect if he doesn’t quit his offending.
Police did not oppose bail for a Pines Beach man facing five charges arising from the finding of an alleged stolen vehicle “chop shop” in North Canterbury.