AOS Incident in Hastings -10 January
AOS Incident in Hastings
Friday, 10 January 2014 -
Police have cordoned streets in
Hastings as Hawkes Bay Police attempt to locate an
individual that they have been seeking.
Offenders' Squad and Police Negotiation Team have been
called as a precaution.
Cordons are on Willowpark Road
North; St Aubyn Street East; Princes Street; Riverslea Road
North; Avenue Road East; Queen Street East and Heretaunga
Police will provide a more detailed statement
once the operation is complete. Until that time Police will
not be making a further
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