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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are working to locate a 51-year-old man after a fleeing driver incident in Te Anau this morning.

About 9.25am, Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a routine check in east Te Anau. The driver failed to stop.

Police pursued the vehicle for about 30 minutes, during which time it was spiked.

The vehicle came to a stop about 10am on Tutoko Lane, and the occupant fled on foot.  

Police, including dog units, continue to search for the man. The Armed Offenders Squad is assisting as a precaution.

Anyone who sees anyone behaving suspiciously in the area, or sees anyone on their property who they do not recognise, is asked to call 111 immediately.

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Issued by Police Media Centre 

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