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

 


Two seriously injured after fleeing police pursuit

Two seriously injured after fleeing police pursuit

At around 11pm on Sunday night Police received a call from a member of the public about a car in Devonport with occupants who were acting suspiciously. Police checks revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Shortly after, Police received a report of an aggravated robbery of a person walking in a cemetery. The cemetery was very near to where the stolen car had just been seen in Devonport. The victim had been assaulted and had items stolen from them.

Police units arrived and located the stolen vehicle with four people inside, the four occupants told Police that the driver of the car had fled and was armed with a firearm and a knife.

At 11.45pm Police received a report that another person had been assaulted with a weapon in nearby Clarence Street, Devonport and the offender had stolen his car.

Fifteen minutes later an aggravated robbery was reported at the Glenfield McDonalds. Two offenders stole a handbag and fled in a vehicle matching the description of the car that had just been stolen.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle around the Albany Highway & Upper Harbour Highway intersection, however the driver failed to stop.

At 12.35am a pursuit was initiated. The stolen vehicle continued to flee and drove at high speeds along the motorway towards Auckland city.

The vehicle crashed at the intersection of Nelson and Fanshawe Streets.

The two occupants of the car, who are both male and at this time are believed to be aged around 18-20 years old, were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The four people found inside the first stolen car in Devonport are assisting Police with enquiries.

At this stage the exact details of the injuries the victims of the 3 aggravated robberies received are not known, however none are believed to be seriously injured.

The CIB are investigating and are being assisted by the Serious Crash Unit.

The IPCA will also be advised.

*Media please note, an update is expected to be provided at 11am on Monday morning. Until then no further Police comment will be made.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

InternetNZ On Snowden Docs: Mass Collection Of Pacific Data Affects Kiwi Holidaymakers

The allegation that New Zealand has conducted mass data harvesting on its Pacific Island neighbours raises concerns about New Zealanders’ communications being collected, says InternetNZ.

“If the allegations are correct, then New Zealand would be mining data about everyone in the Pacific Islands named in the allegations. That’s everyone. Not just individuals who attract specific surveillance warrants, but everyone. This means local residents to visiting Kiwi tourists could be having their data collected." More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Teina Pora Wins Appeal: Gordon Campbell On The Privy Council Decision

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system... More>>

ALSO:

Urgent Bill Planned: MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: MP Pay Rises, Solid Energy, Iraq

Prime Minister John Key answered questions in his Post-Cabinet press conference about the Iraq deployment, Solid Energy and National’s decision to overhaul the Remuneration Authority Act. More>>

ALSO:

Worksafe: MSD Charged Over Work And Income Ashburton Shooting

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured. More>>

ALSO:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news