Three arrested after police pursuit ends in crash

THREE people were arrested after a police pursuit in Christchurch resulted in a stolen vehicle being in collision with another, causing minor injuries. The chase began around 2.40pm yesterday (Thursday) when officers responded to reports...
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Jury finds man guilty of knife attack that left victim scarred for life

A CHRISTCHURCH man has been found guilty by a jury of wounding two people during a “vicious” attack. Andrew Hiscock had been accused of launching the assault on the pair while armed with a knife,...

World cup success on the water for local sailors

LYMINGTON sailors Hannah Snellgrove and Nick Thompson and Christchurch windsurfer Emma Wilson have all taken top-10 finishes in their respective World Cup events in Enoshima, Japan. After claiming fourth in the world championships, Wilson finished...

‘Hazardous material’ alert sparked by office carpet cleaning operation

EMERGENCY services were scrambled to a “hazardous materials” alert as 11 people required treatment after suffering breathing difficulties from a carpet cleaning operation. Fire, police and ambulance services responded to a call just before 9.30am...

Family of fire victim want a murder investigation

THE family of a woman found dead in bed after a fire are demanding police reinvestigate the case because they believe she could have been murdered. The badly burned body of Lorraine Sheppard (58), who...
Sharon Perrett

Family of murdered Sharon Perrett pay tribute to her ‘smile and personality’

THE family of murdered Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett have spoken of their “overwhelming" loss after her boyfriend was jailed for life for her murder. In a statement issued by Dorset Police, Sharon’s relatives described her...
Daniel O'Malley-Keyes

Daniel O’Malley-Keyes sentenced to life in prison for murdering Sharon Perrett

A FORMER crack addict who beat his girlfriend to death just a few weeks after sending her a text saying: “I will kill you one day” has been found guilty of murder and sentenced...
Sharon Perrett

Jury retires after hearing murder-accused texted: ‘I will kill you one day’

A FORMER crack addict who claimed his girlfriend had beaten herself to death admitted in court that he had attacked her three times on the night she died – but insisted he had not...
Sharon Perrett

Woman ‘beat herself to death’, claimed partner accused of murder

A WOMAN was brutally beaten to death at home by her partner because he was “embarrassed” by her behaviour in a pub, a murder jury was told. Sharon Perrett sustained 15 fractures to her ribs...

Two men appear in court over Easter weekend stabbings

TWO men have appeared in court accused of three stabbings during an incident at a house in Christchurch over the Easter weekend. Police were called to the address in Everest Road, Somerford, on Saturday at...
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