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Police updates – missing Taupo man found deceased, witnesses sought in Porirua crash

Crime news for 10 June 2023

Police updates on crimes and investigations for the morning of 10 June 2023.

Missing Taupo man located deceased

Police can advise a man previously reported as missing has been located deceased near Wairakei Drive.

The man was located by LandSAR staff this evening close to where he was last seen.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the Coroner.

Police would like to thank the LANDSAR teams involved in the search and the members of the public who contacted us with information and sightings.

Witnesses sought following crash, Porirua

Police are seeking witnesses to a crash that occurred on Thursday 27 April 2023, opposite Pak’n Save on Parumona Street, Porirua.

At around 8.20pm, emergency services were called after a vehicle hit and seriously injured a pedestrian.

The driver failed to stop and immediately left the scene.

The pedestrian was in hospital for four weeks receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.

The vehicle is described as being dark-coloured, with a missing passenger side mirror (damaged in the crash).

Police are seeking any witnesses of the crash or anyone with dash camera footage to come forward to assist with the ongoing investigation.

Information can be provided to Police on 105 quoting file number 230503/7107.

Other information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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