Find woman not guilty, jury told 22 May 2012An Invercargill District Court judge yesterday took the rare step of directing a jury to find a woman not guilty, after it was revealed in court the woman’s daughter may have lied about allegations she had made against her mother. The woman, who has permanent name suppression, faced five charges of assaulting a child and two of assault with a weapon. Her jury trial started yesterday before Judge Kevin Phillips. The Crown had alleged the woman had assaulted her son and daughter, both aged under 10 years at the time, between August 2003 and February 2010. In her opening address, Crown prosecutor Emma Riddell said the boy said in his evidential video interview his mother had hit him with a belt so hard his back had bled. He also spoke of his mother smashing his sister’s head into a wall, making it bleed, and leaving a dent in the wall, she said. However, defence lawyer Kate McHugh said in her brief opening statement the defence case was that the allegations were untrue and the children had made the story up because they wanted to live with their father. read more

Hodgson: Why I ordered Zaha to retake Ayew’s penalty against Man Utd

first_img Loading… Crystal Palace boss, Roy Hodgson, has explained why he asked Wilfried Zaha to retake Jordan Ayew’s penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph over Manchester United. In the famous win at Old Trafford, Andros Townsend gave the Eagles a first-half lead thanks to his seventh minute lead courtesy of Jeffrey Schlupp’s assist. With less than 20 minutes left to play, the visitors were handed a penalty by referee Martin Atkinson after Ayew’s flick struck the Victor Lindelof’s hand. David de Gea saved Ayew’s softly struck penalty, only for a retake to be ordered by VAR as the Spain international stepped off his line. Zaha stepped up to smash the ball high into the net as Selhurst Park giants raced to a two-goal lead. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men pulled one back through substitute Donny van de Beek in the 80th minute, while the Cote d’Ivoire sealed victory with five minutes left to play. Speaking after the game, the former England, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion boss revealed why he called for another player to then step-up, reminding how a similar situation with a previous club changed his approach.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Best Tarantino Movie YetWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldcenter_img “I don’t think it’s good for a player to miss a penalty and then to immediately take another one. I think your confidence is affected by the miss,” Hodgson told club website. “It wasn’t a good penalty, it was quite a comfortable save by De Gea and I’m pretty sure if I had allowed him to take the penalty, he might well have scored it. But I didn’t think it was a good idea to take that chance. read also:Zaha double helps Palace beat Man Utd at Old Trafford “I had an experience long in the past where our penalty taker – who never missed penalties – missed two in the same game in a European tie and ever since that moment I’ve thought it’s not a great idea to have the guy who’s missed take the second one.” Palace, with two wins from two in the English topflight far, tackle fellow fast starters Everton next on Saturday, while the Red Devils go to Luton Town in the English Football League Cup on Tuesday before getting back to Premier League action when they face Brighton and Hove Albion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more