Sent by a reader in NZ’s Murder Capital [aka, “Auckland”]
Russian kid killed on Auckland’s west coast named
Savva Lopoukhine, aged 5, from Russia, has finally been identified as the boy who was killed in an apparent fall on Auckland’s west coast, a week after his tragic death.
Police said they had conducted a search for the boy after he went missing on Saturday afternoon (October 22, 2016), but refused to say when his body was found.
They said Savva did not drown, and that “the death appeared to be the result of a tragic accident.”
His mother, Elena Lopoukhina, said on Thursday that her son was killed after falling off some rocks.
“He just fell off a cliff.”
[As usual, there’s something about the reported details of this tragic death that sucks. Moderator N.]
Other News in Drips…
One person killed in Te Puke Highway crash
At least one person was killed in a crash on Te Puke Highway, Papamoa, in the Western Bay of Plenty [of Deaths.]
Police State: Police carry out about 500,000 vets each year
Police carry out about 500,000 vets, about 1 in 4 of the adult population, each year. “Among problems the review raised is that in some cases police had been disclosing information even though people had not given their consent.” http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/316688/review-urges-overhaul-of-police-vetting
Another police pursuit again ends in destruction of public property
Police pepper sprayed on the driver before tasering and arresting him. [Fortunately, he was not shot.] https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/two-arrested-after-driver-rams-cop-car-during-west-auckland-police-pursuit
Schoolgirl [raped] in Christchurch’s Hagley Park
Police were alerted by hospital staff at 9pm after the girl reported the attack to them. She said it happened sometime between 3.30pm and 8.25pm. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11732569
Police investigating online predator targeting teenage boys
Boys are equally at risk in New Zealand. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/crime/police-investigating-online-predator-targeting-teenage-boys/
Victim ‘sickened’ as paedophile principal appeals conviction
Former school principal and convicted child sex offender Bruce Darroch is to appeal his two-and-a-half year prison sentence, a move that has “sickened” the mother of one of his victims. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/85206796/Victim-sickened-as-paedophile-principal-appeals-conviction