A King Cobras gang member told police he rushed the dock when Daniel Gary French admitted firearms charges because “he killed my bro”.
A 27-year-old says he robbed a Bryndwr service station because he owed a drug debt to a gang.
A huge brawl erupted in Christchurch’s main court as men rushed the dock where a 35-year-old had admitted charges relating to the fatal shooting of a King Cobra gang member at Charing Cross. [Updated report.]
The big gangland sentencing was going on in Court 19, with plenty of supporters in place in the public gallery.
Murray James Allan says his efforts to leave the Tribesmen gang put him in hospital for two weeks.
Security in court was tight for the sentencing of five Neighbourhood Crips gang members for an exercise yard bashing in Christchurch Men’s Prison.
A gang bashing in Christchurch Men’s Prison only involved one gang – and the victim declined to make a complaint and refused medical treatment.
An unnamed gang has moved into the field of commercial extortion, according to details revealed at a Christchurch District Court sentencing.
Two men and a woman with alleged connections to the King Cobra gang have been charged with firearm offences after a police armed offenders squad raid on a house in New Brighton last week.
Former Rebels gang president Albert Enoka has been jailed for 10 years for a violent stand-over and kidnapping incident, but the judge ruled out an open-ended term of preventive detention.