Police escaper caught at court appearance

Last updated 09:00 19/04/2014

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Lake Horowhenua activist Philip Taueki has been captured, more than two weeks after escaping police custody.

Taueki had been arrested on March 28 after police found him at the Horowhenua Rowing Club building near Lake Horowhenua.

He was allowed to secure his property, and used the opportunity to flee police.

A police spokeswoman told the Manawatu Standard that Taueki was arrested on Tuesday.

The Standard understands Taueki was arrested at Levin District Court, after going there to appear on other charges.

He has since been charged with multiple other offences, including burglary, escaping from lawful custody, male assaults female, receiving stolen property and possession of cannabis.

Taueki has been remanded in custody until next month.

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- Manawatu Standard

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