Wellington Scoop

Armed offenders squad help arrest wanted man in Stokes Valley street

Police carried out what they called a pre-planned operation at Kereru Grove in Stokes Valley this afternoon. They said they were looking for “a person who is wanted to arrest.”

The Armed Offenders Squad were part of the search.

Cordons were in place restricting access to Kereru Grove and the public was told to avoid the area if possible until the operation was completed.

At the end of the day, the police issued this news:

One person is in police custody following a pre-planned operation at Kereru Grove this afternoon.

Police advise there was no risk to the public and thank residents for their patience and cooperation.