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West Coast Incident

Date: 2 December 2005

Subject: West Coast Incident

The General Manager of Mental Health Services for the Canterbury District Health Board, Vince Barry has confirmed today that an individual has been admitted to Hillmorton Hospital in Christchurch following an incident at Arthur’s Pass late yesterday.

The individual has been remanded to the Forensic Inpatient Services at Hillmorton Hospital for the purposes of a psychiatric report.

It is understood he has been receiving care from the West Coast District Health Board.

All other matters remain before the court and there will be no further comment.

ENDS

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