morning at approximately 5am Ambulance Officers were called
to a rural property in Blenheim by a 30 year old male
stating he had been shot in the leg.
Police attended the
incident and located the male who was conscious and in a lot
He was transported by ambulance to Wairau
hospital where he will require surgery.
currently speaking with witnesses to establish what has
occurred at the address.
The owners of the address were
not home when this occurred, they had arranged house sitters
while away on holiday. They have been notified of the
shooting and are returning home from their holiday.
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"Unlawful, Unjustified And Unreasonable": Report Into Urewera Raids Finds Police Acted Unlawfully
Independent Police Conduct Authority Chair Judge Sir David Carruthers said today that the decision by the then Commissioner of Police to undertake the operation in Ruatoki Valley and elsewhere on 15 October 2007 was reasonable and justified.
“However, the road blocks established by Police at Ruatoki and Taneatua were unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable... Police had no legal basis for stopping and searching vehicles or photographing drivers or passengers,” he said...
The report also showed that the detention of the occupants at five properties examined by the Authority was unlawful and unreasonable. More>>