Police officer hospitalised following incident in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police officer hospitalised following incident in Auckland”

Police are appealing for information following an incident in Manukau this afternoon.

Police were responding to a complaint about a large number of window washers at the intersection of Cavendish Drive and Te Irirangi Drive about 3pm when a smoke canister was thrown onto the road.

One officer was taken to Middlemore Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, and is in a stable condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Police on (09) 261 1321.

Information can also be supplied anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

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