Alleged kidnapper denies charges

Last updated 11:02 17/06/2014
Brett Makiri
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CHARGES DENIED: Brett Makiri.

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A man charged with kidnapping a woman and escaping from Auckland's central police station has pleaded not guilty.

Brett Makiri, 23, appeared via audio-visual link in the Auckland District Court today charged with kidnapping, injuring with intent to injure, escaping police custody, and unlawfully taking a car.

He pleaded not guilty and elected a trial by jury.

Police alleged Makiri kidnapped the woman in late April and drove her from Auckland to the Coromandel. He allegedly assaulted her, before she escaped when the car ran out of petrol.

He was arrested but triggered a manhunt after he allegedly escaped the Auckland central police station.

He was arrested in Papatoetoe, South Auckland a few days later.

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