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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

NEW PLYMOUTH

Issued By: Sergeant Marc Clausen


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