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Police set up cordon after driver flees from crash in Newtown

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Police are making enquiries to find a person who fled from the scene of a crash in Wellington this afternoon.

The two-vehicle collision occurred on Hutchison Road in Newtown about 12.15pm.

One driver sustained minor injuries, while the other left in a third vehicle, thought to be white truck or ute.

Police located a small explosive device in the abandoned vehicle, a Ford Explorer, and set up a cordon as a precaution.

The item was made safe by the New Zealand Defence Force and cordons were stood down about 3.30pm.

Enquiries are underway to locate the driver and Police would like to hear from anyone who may have information about the incident. Information can be provided by calling 105, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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