Source: New Zealand Police – AWOL pair recovered

National News

Waikato Police are thanking members of the public for their assistance following the surrender of two men AWOL from a Hamilton mental health care facility to Coromandel Police this morning.

Shift Manager, Senior Sergeant Lance Tebbutt, of the Waikato District Command Centre said the two men were brought in to the Coromandel Police Station by a relative about 9.30am.

“The 28 and 21-year-olds had been on the run since absconding from the facility on Hamilton’s Selwyn St about 9pm on Monday.

“As a result of appeals for sightings of the pair Police received several calls from members of the public and they were identified as being in the Kennedy Bay area. The priority now for Police is getting the pair assessed and assigned the appropriate level of care required.”


Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.