Bensemann VAKAUTA wanted to speak to in relation to central
VAKAUTA wanted to speak to in relation to central
City Policewant to speak to 22 year-old Bensemann Vakauta,
in connection with the stabbing of a man in the central city
earlier today. He is urged to make contact with Police or
present himself at a Police station.
called to the scene at 3 o'clock this afternoon, where a
stabbing had occurred at some apartments inside the old
Auckland Railway Station building.
The 40 year-old
victim remains in hospital tonight in a serious
Vakauta is considered by Police to be
extremely violent and the public are warned not to approach
Anyone who knows where Bensemann Vakauta is
should call 111 immediately.
Information can also be
given anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
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