Source: New Zealand Police – Canterbury Police appeal for witnesses following home invasion in Aranui


Canterbury Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Basingstoke Street / Wimborne Crescent area of Christchurch at around 3am this morning (14 April 2015).

A 22 year old man was taken to Christchurch Hospital this morning with a suspected broken leg after three men entered his address and took a small amount of cash and a cell phone.  The men were described as wearing balaclavas but the victim was unable to provide any further description.  It is possible the three men left the scene together in one vehicle.

The victim is yet to be interviewed by Police as he is undergoing surgery today.

Anyone who saw any vehicles or a group of three men in the Basingstoke Street / Wimborne Crescent area around 3am this morning are asked to call Canterbury Police on 03 363 7400.

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


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.