P lab suspects appear in court

03:48, Mar 07 2014
Susepected P lab, Wellington
A decontamination tent is set up on nearby Harris St.
Susepected P lab, Wellington
A police officer stands guard at Chews Lane in Wellington where a suspected meth lab has been found.
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The scene outside the Chews Lane Apartments.
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A firefighter in protective gear.
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A suspected P lab was busted at Chews Lanes Apartments in downtown Wellington.
Susepected P lab, Wellington
A suspected P lab was busted at Chews Lanes Apartments in downtown Wellington.
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A resident waits outside during the P lab bust.
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The Fire Service has set up a decontamination tent after the suspected P lab raid.
Susepected P lab, Wellington
The Fire Service has set up a decontamination tent after the suspected P lab raid.
Susepected P lab, Wellington
The Fire Service has set up a decontamination tent after the suspected P lab raid.
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Armed police outside the suspected P lab.
Susepected P lab, Wellington
Armed police outside the suspected P lab.
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A man is led away from the scene by police.
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A mother and son are comforted by firefighter John Klaphake.
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A mother and her daughter evacuated from Chews Lane.
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Sports broadcaster Keith Quinn was among people evacuated.
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DEBRIEF: A senior fire fighter talks to the media after the raid.
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An armed police officer on the 13th floor of Chews Lane Apartments.
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Police staff at the apartment where a suspected P lab was found.

Four people have appeared in court after a drug raid in central Wellington this morning.

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PEOPLE DECONTAMINATED

There were about 30 police officers at the scene, opposite the Wellington Central Police Station. Eight fire engines were called in. People donned orange hazard suits and entered the apartments.

The occupants of the apartment and several police will undergo decontamination by the Fire Service.

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To do this, Harris St was closed to all traffic. One lane was also closed on Victoria St between Willeston and Mercer streets. 

Residents were allowed back in to their apartments about 8.30am.

UPMARKET SITE

The award-winning 95-apartment Chews Lane Apartments block - which includes six penthouses - opened in July 2009.

In 2010, the apartment development was awarded excellence in the natural habitats landscapes urban land developments category of the Property Council Rider Levett Bucknall property industry awards.

Judges said the apartments set a new benchmark for inner-city living. The layout was maximised to allow views over the city and the harbour.

The Dominion Post