Gang members arrested in Wellington

Last updated 16:38 19/12/2013

Relevant offers

Wellington

Teacher jailed for sex with boy has nine months shaved off prison sentence Black smoke draws firefighters to Wellington Hospital Rimutaka Hill southbound lane reopened after crash badly injures motorcyclist Praying for a sale: Century-old church needs new home or it will be demolished Ghost in the Shell brings $85 million in economic benefits to Wellington Man cuts off power to next door unit during dispute over power bill Island Bay cycleway nail in coffin for Wellington dairy owners End could be nigh for Wellington Sevens as NZ Rugby shops around cities Drugged, no WOF, and wanted by cops - guilty plea to driving death charge Capital scores four Liverpool football greats for supporters event

Police stopped seven Black Power and affiliated gang members after reports they were causing trouble around Wellington Hospital.

The men were not fighting, but were loitering in the general area and people felt intimidated, a police communications spokesman said.

It was thought the men, including a fully patched member, were trying to visit a friend who was in hospital.

The incident was reported about 3pm.

Senior Sergeant Mark Chenery said three of the men had been arrested on unrelated outstanding warrants and had been displaying gang insignia.

''It's grown men wearing little fancy colours,'' Mr Chenery said.

He said the men were stopped and interviewed for disorder and breaching the liquor ban, as some had been drinking in public.

In August a law was passed that prohibits gang members wearing patches on council or government property.

Members who break the law can face a $2000 fine and have their patches destroyed.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

What should happen with the Zephyrometer?

Build a new one just like the old one

Replace it with something completely new

Leave it as it is!

Clear the space - not a good place for a sculpture

Vote Result

Related story: Wind wand's future up in the air

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content