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Four teens arrested after fleeing police

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Police responded to multiple incidents on the roads of east Auckland on March 24. Times file photo

Police caught four teenagers with help from the Eagle helicopter after the suspects allegedly tried to flee in a stolen vehicle.

The incident began when offices were notified of the vehicle travelling on Ti Raukau Drive in East Tamaki just before 11pm on March 24.

Counties Manukau Central Police area commander, Inspector Adam Pyne, says: “Police attempted to spike the vehicle, however it fled the area at speed.

“At this stage, Eagle was responding to the area and provided overhead observations as the vehicle travelled towards Manurewa.”

Shortly after, the vehicle was located abandoned on Great South Road.

Pyne says further enquiries located four youths at a nearby address.

“The group, aged between 12 and 17, was taken into custody without incident.

“They have all since been referred to Youth Aid.”

Enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances of the incident and Pyne says it was incredibly lucky no one was injured during it.

“This is another example of some great police work in holding offenders to account while keeping our community safe.”

Meanwhile, police responded to a one-vehicle crash on Gracechurch Drive in Flat Bush at about 7.10pm on March 24.

A spokesperson said initial indications suggested there were serious injuries.

The road was closed while emergency services responded and motorists were advised to take an alternate route.

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