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Police updates – Tokoroa fatal crash, motorcycle incidents in Gore and Manukau

Police updates for 14 June 2022 news

Police updates for on crimes and investigations for the morning of 14 June 2022.

Information sought after dirt bike incident, Manukau

Counties Manukau Police are asking for the public’s help following an incident on Cavendish Drive, Manukau, earlier today where a group of dirt bike riders hit a woman’s car and damaged a Police vehicle.

Police were called about 5.30pm with reports of a group of dirt bike riders driving dangerously in the Manurewa and Manukau City areas.

Shortly after, one of the riders hit another vehicle as it was attempting to turn into a gas station.

The driver was shaken by the incident and intimidated by the number of riders around her vehicle.

A Police unit in the area attended and the group circled the Police vehicle, with one rider throwing an item at it and causing minor damage.

Inspector Kerry Watson says the behaviour of the group was unacceptable.

“There is no excuse for this type of intimidation and disorder.

“This was a member of the public trying to go about her business, and she didn’t deserve to feel threatened.

“We will be examining CCTV and making further enquiries.

“However we also want to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information about the riders involved.”

Anyone with information should call 105 and quote event number P050892488.

Appeal for motorcycle sightings in Gore

Gore Police are appealing for information in relation to a black Harley Davidson motorcycle travelling at speed in Gore on Sunday 12 June.

The rider was wearing a black hoodie, brown pants and a black helmet.

Police understand the rider travelled from Mataura to Gore between 5.30pm and 6.00pm and around East Gore between 6.00pm and 6.15pm.

Anyone who saw this motorcycle or has information that can assist Police is encouraged to call 105 and quote file number 220613/4165.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously on via Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111.

Missing man found, Masterton

The 42-year-old man earlier reported to be missing in Masterton has been located.

He is safe and well.

Fatal Crash, Tokoroa

olice can confirm that a man has died following a single vehicle crash on Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa.
Police were notified around 2:20pm after the car crashed into a house.

Sadly, the man passed away at the scene.

Enquiries to understand the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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