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Police updates – fatal crashes Hunterville and Botany, Dunedin firearms incident

Crime news for 1 June 2023

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 1 June 2023.

Name release, fatal crash, SH1, Hunterville

Police are now in a position to release the name of the person who died in a crash on State Highway 1, Hunterville on Thursday 25 May.

She was Georgie McLaughlin, 31, of Newbury.

One person in custody following Dunedin firearms incident

One person has been taken into custody following a firearms related incident at an address on Heriot Row, Dunedin yesterday morning.

About 10.10am, Police were called after reports of a possible firearm being presented at a person.

Armed police responded and cordoned off the area. A school in the area was also placed into lockdown as a precaution.

No one was injured during the incident.

One person was taken into custody and an air rifle was seized.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with breaching bail, however further charges are likely.

Fatal crash – Botany

One person has died following a crash in Botany yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services responded to reports of the two-vehicle crash, near the intersection of Botany Road and Golfland Drive, at 2.42pm.

Sadly, one person died at the scene.

A second person has since been transported to hospital with critical injuries.

Road blocks have since been removed at the intersection of Botany Road and Ti Rakau Drive, however, diversions remain in place around the scene at the intersections of Botany Road and Millhouse Drive, and Botany and Tarnica Roads, and these are expected to remain for several hours.

Police are advising motorists to expect lengthy delays and to avoid travelling in the area where possible.

The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are now under way.

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