Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Police appeal for sightings of vehicles

Police appeal for sightings of vehicles

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 4:02pm

Canterbury

Police investigating the death of Christchurch woman Amy Farrall are appealing to the public for sightings of two vehicles connected to their inquiries.

A dark-coloured Nissan Terrano, registration number WR4174, is believed to have travelled between Christchurch and the West Coast any time from late-morning on Saturday.

The vehicle was the subject of a Police pursuit on the West Coast on Sunday evening and early Monday morning, in relation to an attack on two female tourists.

A 38-year old man was apprehended in relation to that incident at around 3.00am this morning.

Detectives investigating the Christchurch homicide travelled to the West Coast today to interview the man.

Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Sweeney says the man received injuries, including dog bites, during the apprehension on the West Coast and he is currently receiving medical treatment for those injuries. He may be transferred to Christchurch Hospital for further treatment at some point.

As a result, Detective Senior Sergeant Sweeney says, the man currently remains on the West Coast. No charges have yet been laid in relation to either incident, and no court appearance is scheduled at this point.

Police inquiries are focusing on establishing the circumstances leading up to the incident, and the movements of the two vehicles of interest.

"We are appealing to the public for any sightings of the Terrano on roads between Christchurch and the West Coast on Saturday, but also in the Woolston area, including Wildberry Street where Ms Farrall lived, and elsewhere around Christchurch on Saturday.

"At the same time we are also seeking information about the movements of Ms Farrall's white Toyota Corolla, registration number WR2685, between about 9 and 10am, from the vicinity of Wildberry Street and Ferry Road through to where it was eventually located at New World in St Johns St, Woolston.

"Already we have had a number of positive sightings across the city reported to Police.

"A significant investigation team is continuing to work around the clock both on the West Coast and in Christchurch."

A post-mortem remains under way in Christchurch this afternoon. Detective Senior Sergeant Sweeney says the findings will be communicated to the Coroner, and Police are not commenting on the nature of any injuries.

Anyone with information about the vehicles or any other aspects of the case is asked to contact Christchurch police on (03) 3637400.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gaza.Scoop: UNRWA School, Ambulances Attacked - Gaza MOH

The Ministry of Health Gaza expresses its horror and outrage at the latest Israeli massacre moments ago at an UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons in Beit Hanoun. Ten people have been killed and there is a large number of wounded. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag

One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.

This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.

What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news