Charges after tunnel damage

Last updated 19:32 19/12/2013

Relevant offers

Crime

Waikato drunk-driver stats down by a third Predator fear after Rape Alley attacks Gisborne shooting victim dies Police hunt Wellington sex assailant Second lot of buses burned in arson Victim's family back cut jail term Woman attacked in Wellington Inside the Mei Fan murder case Man in Manawatu grabs girl, 11 Man jailed for attacks on partner

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.

Ad Feedback

- © Fairfax NZ News

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content