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Witnesses sought to Napier fleeing driver incident

Hawke’s Bay Police investigating a fleeing driver incident on Labour Day are appealing for witnesses.

The driver of a stolen vehicle fled from Police on Marine Parade in Napier around 10.30am on Monday 22 October before ramming several patrol cars.

“We are interested in hearing from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving exhibited by this individual, in particular on Kennedy Road, Nuffield Avenue, Williams Street and Ward and Seddon crescents,” Detective Sergeant Craig Vining says.

“If you witnessed the Police cars being hit and/or the actions of Police staff we also need to speak with you.”

The vehicle concerned was a black Volvo station wagon, as pictured.

A 27-year-old man is due to reappear in Napier District Court on Wednesday 14 November on a range of charges including failing to stop, reckless driving and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information relating to the incident is urged to contact their local station or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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