Wanted man still on run

Last updated 11:03 15/02/2014
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JAMES BROWN: Police have been hunting James Arthur Matthew William Brown, 47, after he allegedly assaulted his partner and claimed to have a gun in Cumnor Tce, Woolston.

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A dangerous man wanted by police was still on the run this morning despite a 48-hour manhunt.

James Arthur Matthew William Brown, 47, allegedly assaulted his partner and claimed to have a gun in Cumnor Tce, Woolston, on Thursday morning.

The hunt for Brown had included house raids by the armed offenders squad and appeals to the public for information.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Sarah Illingworth said Brown was wanted in connection with domestic incidents at two separate homes in Woolston on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Nobody was injured in the incidents.

There was no threat to the public, but Brown was considered dangerous and should not be approached. Police believed he may have access to guns, Illingworth said.

Brown had been arrested at gunpoint in 2005 after a four-week manhunt.

Anyone who saw him, or had information about his whereabouts, should contact police on 111 immediately, or the Christchurch Central Station on 03 363 7400.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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