Charges after tunnel damage

Last updated 19:32 19/12/2013

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A homeless man who walked through the tunnels along the Kapiti train tracks has been charged with damaging more than $10,000 worth of cables and lighting.

Peak-hour trains were cancelled on December 11 after a man was spotted near Takapu Rd station walking down the middle of the tracks about 6am.

He was found near the entrance to tunnel 2 – the most northern of the two tunnels on the Kapiti line.

Pedro Elliot Hariana Eriha, 48 has been charged with entering a railway infrastructure, the tunnel, without authority and intentional damage of lighting and cables.

Reparation would be sought of more than $10,000 for the damage done.

Eriha has not yet pleaded to the charges and has been remanded on bail by Wellington District Court judge Denys Barry until next year.

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