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New Plymouth Escaped Prisoners Recaptured

NZ Police CommCens Alert 22:15 9-12-2007 Central

Location of incident: New Plymouth

Incident Type: Escaped prisioners recaptured

On the 5th December 2007 ,two sentenced inmates escaped from Montgomery House in Hamilton where they were attending a programme prior to being returned to prison.

They are Shaun Christopher STAPLES aged 30 years who is serving a life sentence for Murder ; and John Mangaroa POUAKA aged 33 years who was serving an 8 year sentence for Aggravated Robbery.

Both men were located and arrested by New Plymouth AOS squad at a residential address in Bell Block , New Plymouth at 10.15 pm Sunday 9th December 2007 . They were arrested without incident and both will be appearing in New Plymouth District Court on 10/12/07.

Police are continuing with enquiries and further charges may be pending in relation to person or persons who may have assisted or harboured the escapees.

Grant SAWTELL Sergeant


Issued By: Sergeant Marc Clausen

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