A 22-year-old teacher was “regrettably subject to extreme humiliation and embarrassment” when she became partially stripped during her arrest in a fracas outside a Woolston nightclub, a judge has commented as he discharged her without conviction.
A 20-year-old man was jailed for eight months for 22 charges, including knocking a woman unconscious with a cricket bat.
A woman who was doing sex work at a brothel in Christchurch while she was on home detention and wearing the required electronic bracelet has been jailed for two years six months.
A man has apologised for stealing musical instruments from an Army Band musician at the Anzac Day dawn service, and told the owner he did it because he was hungry.
A Somerfield man has admitted robbing a bus driver of about $200 cash in a late night incident on August 30.
Twenty-two Christchurch households won’t get any money back from the burglar who raided them to pay for his drug habit.
A jury has found Dallas Edwards guilty of the armed robbery of the Sideline bar but his friend who was found with a pistol and a balaclava three weeks later has walked free.
A jury retired at 11.05am to consider its verdicts in the Christchurch District Court trial of two men alleged to be the armed robbers who were wearing balaclavas as they raided the Sideline sports bar.
No bail was sought for a Rangiora man charged with possession of drugs for supply, when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court.
Counsel for two robbery accused say the Crown has not proved beyond doubt that they were the men with masks and firearms who held up a Christchurch bar, but the Crown says its circumstantial case against them is strong.