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Pike families welcome police investigation, call for info

Pike families welcome police investigation, call for information
Pike Family Reference Group media release 4 May, 2019


Pike River families are calling for anyone with evidence related to the mine disaster to come forward as the investigation into the tragedy gathers steam.


The call follows the conclusion of the investigation into the second explosion at the mine that has clarified claims raised by some family members.


Family Reference Group (FRG) member Anna Osborne says the report of the investigation by the police shows the pursuit of justice is being taken seriously. “The police have been clear that the re-entry of the drift has opened the door for more evidence to come to light and we are pleased they are making good on that.


“We are aware that members of the public may still be holding significant evidence. We urge anyone who has files, names, or any other form of evidence to bring it forward to the police now.


“We have waited nearly nine years for truth and justice, now that chance is here we must make sure we do everything we can to secure it. People who have evidence need to come forward.”


“Anyone with evidence should contact their local police station immediately. However we know that some people may not be comfortable dealing with police directly. We are asking these people to email us on pikeriverFRG@gmail.com or Facebook message us at www.facebook.com/standwithpike


ENDS



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