Statement regarding media report on New Brighton incident
"Statement regarding media report on New Brighton
Police strongly refutes a media report tonight
regarding allegations that Police caused the crash that
killed a pedestrian in an incident in New Brighton on
A marked police car did impact with the stolen
vehicle, however this occurred immediately after the van was
stolen and a significant distance from where the man was hit
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