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Search warrant in Mount Albert (Operation Heke)

"Search warrant in Mount Albert (Operation Heke)"

Auckland Police have completed a search warrant at a Mount Albert address this evening.

The search was in relation to a national operation to locate Rollie Heke following an incident last Sunday.

Police had reason to believe that Rollie Heke may have been at the address.

Due to concerns for firearms, some nearby residents were evacuated and cordons were put in place.

The search has now been completed without incident.

Heke was not found.

Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience this evening and for the information which they continue to provide us.

Police remain hopeful that this situation will resolve peacefully and strongly encourage Heke and Irene Scanlon to present themselves to police.

Anyone with any information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the toll free number dedicated to this investigation: 0800 800 493.

ENDS

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There are still special votes to be counted, but clearly National is in the box seat to form the next Government.

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