Source: New Zealand Police – One man in custody following serious assault

Police have arrested a man following an incident which resulted in a crash in Papatoetoe just off the Southern Motorway.

At around 1:30pm Police were called to a domestic incident in Paerata where two women received serious injuries, allegedly inflicted with a sword.

A 19 year old man fled the scene in a vehicle and was located soon after, entering the motorway north at Papakura.  Multiple Police units pursued the vehicle until Te Irirangi Drive where the man took the offramp, drove over the grass median strip and crashed.

He was promptly arrested by armed officers and taken into custody without further issue.

Police are aware that a number of members of the public witnessed the arrest on Te Irirangi Drive and thank them for their patience.

The 19 year old man will appear in court tomorrow facing various charges relating to the assault and driving.


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.