A 20-year-old has been missing for days ahead of his sentencing on charge of assaulting a sex worker with intent to rob her and the authorities are worried about him.
A 79-year-old lawyer described in court as “a consummate thief and liar” has been jailed for eight years one month after his Ponzi scheme led to losses of $2 million for the people who invested their money.
A Christchurch man’s two young rape victims have been left with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder and concerns about their treatment during his jury trial.
Two synthetic cannabis robbers have been jailed but a Linwood store owner remains worried that the third robber who confronted him with two knives has never been caught.
A man charged over an incident in which six people were injured in Yaldhurst Road during a police chase was remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.
On the eighth attempt at sentencing – a process where family dynamics usually got in the way – a six-month jail term was today imposed on a man convicted of receiving a stolen vehicle worth $40,000 at a car-wrecking business in Yaldhurst.
Bail was not sought for a man charged with an alleged Edgeware Road carjacking at the weekend.
The son of “Black Widow” Helen Milner, Adam Francis Murray Kearns, says he has been told his mother has a “hit” out on him.
A teenage prisoner has admitted biting part of the ear off two inmates after incidents at Christchurch and Otago prisons.
A contractor feels he has been “discarded” by the company that employed him after he injured a hand trying to stop machinery crushing a worker as it tipped over.