Fleeing mob member found naked in swamp

AIMEE GULLIVER
Last updated 11:44 21/06/2014

Relevant offers

Crime

Corrections want ideas on what to do with mothballed Mt Eden Prison Man who was stabbed six times in Naenae now stable Police shut community bases in 23 areas after safety fears Cold case murder to be probed in Sensing Murder episode Police search for man who may be armed with knife We could be doing more to help child witnesses: lawyer Grieving family members gather after man shot dead in south Auckland, police seek gunman Man treated for potential contamination at suspected clan lab in Christchurch DNA testing laws could be set for an overhaul Two suspects sought in Christchurch burglary

A Mongrel Mob member was found naked in a swamp in the Hawke's Bay early this morning after he tried to run from police.

Police pursued a stolen vehicle just after 1am this morning, and used road spikes which brought the car to a halt near a marshy area in Taradale, Napier, a police spokesman said.

Two men fled on foot into the swamp, and were tracked by a police dog and located a short time later.

"One of them, for whatever reason, was naked by this stage.

"Presumably he was trying to avoid being detected by the dog, but I really don't know," the spokesman said.

The naked man suffered mild hypothermia and was taken to hospital to be examined.

A third person travelling in the vehicle evaded police, who are making inquiries to track them down through items left behind in the car.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content