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Police arrest two of the three escaped prisoners from Levin

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News from NZ Police
A second man wanted for escaping from police custody in Levin last Wednesday has been located. The 23-year-old was arrested at a Palmerston North property around 7pm tonight.

Police continue to seek 27-year-old Te Wera Hemara, who also escaped on Wednesday.

Earlier News from NZ Police
One of the three men who escaped from Police custody in Levin last Wednesday has been found.

The 30-year-old was arrested on SH1 at Otaki around 2.25pm today following a report from a member of the public of dangerous driving.

Police continue to seek Te Wera Hemara and Emmanuel Witana, who also escaped on Wednesday. If you see Hemara or Witana do not approach them and call 111 immediately. Any information that may assist can also be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

News from NZ Police – August 21
Police are seeking three man who escaped from Police custody in Levin this evening. They are Wiremu Eparaima, Te Wera Hemara, and Emmanuel Witana.

About 5:40pm, they were being placed into transport at Levin District Court when another man restrained one of the officers in order to help the three to escape.

They ran from the station and got into the car of a man unknown to them, and demanded he drive away.

A short time later they got out of this vehicle and left on foot.

Levin Police advise the community to report any suspicious activity to Police. If you see any of these three people do not approach them, and call 111 immediately. Any information that may assist can also be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are committed to locating and arresting these offenders as quickly as possible and ask for the public’s support to do this.

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