Source: New Zealand Police – AWOL pair recovered
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.”