Website nabs wanted people

KATHRYN KING
Last updated 11:16 24/01/2013

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Six people have been arrested in the six days since Central District police's new online wanted persons page was launched.

The site listed the images of 20 people with warrants out for their arrest when it went last Friday.

Of the six people arrested, three were thanks to direct information from the public, and the other three from information called in to the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline, Central District Intelligence Manager Inspector Peter Thurston said.

Those arrested were found throughout the district, including Feilding, Stratford, Palmerston North, Marton, and New Plymouth.

The wanted persons webpage and the overall ''wanted to identify'' webpage had a combined 7,300 visits, in the last week.

It was a ''fantastic response'', he said.

Thurston said police strongly encouraged anyone with information regarding any of the people on the page, or their activities to contact their local police station, or send police an email at centralwanteds@police.govt.nz.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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