A rape victim has been criticised by a defence lawyer at the sentencing of the two young men who were found guilty of sexually offending against her.
A woman who worked as a prostitute in Manchester Street said she had heard of the Mongrel Mob “taxing” the sex workers although they had never taken money off her.
A golf coach at Clearwater who was on the receiving end of a paintball barrage will get a letter of apology from the shooter.
Murder accused Mauha Huatahi Fawcett said he only stabbed sex worker Mellory Manning once after she had already been beaten up, bashed with an iron bar, and was dead, a witness told the High Court in Christchurch today.
A 25-year-old woman is denying two charges related to armed robberies carried out at two Christchurch bars on the night of January 26.
A man arrested after allegedly assaulting a young woman with a knife has been remanded into the care of the Hillmorton Hospital
DNA that was likely from murder victim “Mellory” Manning was found on a knife retrieved from the Avon River after her body was found, the trial of the man accused of her killing was told in the High Court at Christchurch today. [Updated report]
Problems continue for the authorities trying to curb the behaviour of a woman who has a history of violence and repeatedly turns up where children are playing.
Lucille Sarah Scollay wept in court – a model of loneliness, depression, grief – as her murder trial unfolded around her.
A man facing charges over armed robberies at two Christchurch bars last month has dropped his bid for release on bail.