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The Star: November 09, 2017

The Star: November 09,

SUPREME NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR National Award Winner Thursday, November 9, 2017 Our fee is from min 1% fee applies YOU keep the prOfits Call Debra Hakaraia 0275 620 420 or 03 384 8600 The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch Battered to death and burned Who was Marcus Tucker See pages 4 & 5 Teen thought he would drown during attack • By Georgia O’Connor Harding and Andrew King A GROUP of youths chanted “drown him” as they held the head of a 15-year-old under water on Saturday night. The teenager was brutally beaten up in Rolleston before being dragged to a water race and pushed under. Police are following strong leads in identifying the attackers. Said Senior Sergeant Pete Stills: “He has received a real pasting. His eyes were swollen shut and he needed stitches for a pretty serious gash underneath his chin,” he said. “It was a harrowing attack by a group on a lone individual, “completely unprovoked and cowardly”. The attack appears to have been robbery-motivated. Four youths approached the 15-year-old on Tennyson St, Rolleston, at about 10.30pm and demanded his cap, Senior Sergeant Stills said. He had earlier been at a nearby fireworks event in Foster Park. When he refused to hand over the cap, the group repeatedly punched him and kicked him on the ground. They dragged him to a nearby water drain and held his head under the water. •Turn to page 9 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our NEW re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - eg Austrian & Roman New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St www.blindcare.co.nz < SCAN QR code for Info From new builds to small home alterations, we specialise in turning your dream home ideas into reality. Call the name you can trust! 377 0034 | www.dimocks.net.nz