Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
Attribute to Inspector Jacqui Whittaker, Tamaki Makaurau Police
Police monitoring a large funeral procession in Auckland have cordoned off a section of road in Grey Lynn as a precaution to ensure the safety of members of the public in the area.
A large number of people have gathered for the funeral of a gang member in the area today.
To help manage traffic congestion in the area, Police have put temporary cordons on Great North Road between Williamson Ave and Coleridge Street. Cordons are also in place on Crummer Road and Coleridge Street.
Police want to reassure the community that these cordons are a precaution to ensure the safety of all motorists travelling around the area.
A large number of motorcycle riders are expected to take part in the a procession travelling across Auckland this afternoon.
Police are continuing to monitor the situation to ensure the procession is carried out in a safe manner for all road users.
Police will ensure that any unsafe or dangerous behaviour occurring during the event will be followed up by Police.
Any concerning behaviour can be reported to Police by phoning 105.
Adriana Weber/NZ Police