Crime

The Avarua High Court was bustling with activity yesterday, with the Court of Appeal in full swing. Over seven cases were addressed including multiple new matters, two applications for provisional drivers’ licences, and multiple call overs.

Arrest over hidden knife

Wednesday June 07, 2017

A man was arrested outside a town nightclub over the long weekend after being caught with a hidden knife.

A man whose assault on a female was described as “callous and cruel” was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, and 12 months’ probation in the Avarua High Court last week. 

Police are hunting for the culprits who are believed to have driven into the reinforced concrete bridge railing near Raro Fried Chicken over the weekend. 

Police attended four vehicle crashes over the weekend, three of them on Friday.

Probation for assaulting female

Thursday May 18, 2017

A man found guilty of assaulting a female last year was handed 12 months of supervised probation and three months of community service when he appeared in the High Court on Tuesday.

While police did not have a busy weekend, it would have been even quieter if people had not been drinking.

Two men appeared in the High Court last Friday charged with injuring with intent.

Assault justification a shocker

Monday April 24, 2017

A man who justified holding his victim by the throat, as “the way any man lovingly holds a women”, has been found guilty of assaulting a female late last year.

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