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Police Continue Inquiries Into Leaflets

Police Continue Inquiries Into Leaflet Distribution

4 April 2006

Wellington Police are waiting for documents from the Auckland High Court to help assess a possible breach of court suppression orders following the distribution of leaflets in the city yesterday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Perry says the documents have been requested and he is hoping to have these within the next few days.

"Once we've received and studied the documents we'll have a better idea of what orders may have been breached and what action will follow."

The offence of breaching suppression orders does not carry a term of imprisonment but carries a fine of $1000. People can't be arrested for this but can be summonsed to appear before the court.

The issue surrounding contempt of court is a separate one determined by the judiciary in consultation with the solicitor general.

"We will be continuing to gather possible evidence and watch where, when and how the leaflets are being distributed, and who is involved in their distribution," Detective Senior Sergeant Perry says.

ENDS

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