Prison van stops on motorway

Last updated 18:42 27/12/2013

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A prison van had to stop on the motorway south of Auckland this afternoon after a prisoner tried to harm himself.

The vehicle, which was on its way to Waikeria Prison in the Waikato, stopped on State Highway 1 near Bombay, with police and medics soon on the scene.

Corrections confirmed the prisoner was taken to Middlemore Hospital but they would not comment on the extent of his injuries.

The incident contributed to already heavy traffic as holidaymakers left Auckland.

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- Fairfax Media

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