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Police use road spikes to stop vehicle

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Police were alerted to an allegedly stolen vehicle being driven along Highbrook Drive in East Tamaki. File photo supplied

Police used road spikes to stop a group of youths travelling through east Auckland in a car that was believed to have been stolen.

A police spokesperson says that at about 1.45am on March 9, officers were alerted to an allegedly stolen vehicle being driven along Highbrook Drive in East Tamaki.

“Police tracked its movements as it travelled toward Howick.

“The vehicle was successfully spiked on Botany Road and eventually came to a stop on Bleakhouse Road, Mellons Bay, where six people were taken into custody.

“One person has appeared in Youth Court and five others have been referred to Youth Aid following the incident.”

A 15-year-old suspect appeared in the Manukau Youth Court on March 9 charged with unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.

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