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Mark Congratulates Police Effort

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28 November 2007

Mark Congratulates Police Effort

New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark says that the Police ought to be congratulated for their work over the past 12 days that culminated in the arrest of a man accused of the murder of missing Christchurch woman, Emma Agnew.

“District crime manager Detective Inspector Paul Kench, inquiry head Detective Inspector Fitzgerald and his team deserve a great deal of credit for their work on the Agnew case,” said Mr Mark.

“Detective Inspector Fitzgerald spoke last night of police officers working 14 hour shifts on the case in an effort to find Emma and her killer. This type of effort is what most people would consider even beyond the call of duty.

“Police all too often tend to be the subject of unfair criticism and I feel that at times like these they also ought to be congratulated for their efforts.

“Sadly though, this will probably turn out to be another example of a person with a very serious track record of crime. Like Police, New Zealand First will take absolutely no comfort if this proves to be the case,” said Mr Mark.


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