Only one vehicle-related fatality report allowed so far today!
Another 11-year-old girl grabbed on her way to school
“Police are investigating an incident in St Heliers this morning where a man has attempted to a grab an 11-year-old girl on her way to school.
“A man had been following the victim for around 200 metres on St Heliers Bay Road. When she arrived at her school the man has come up from behind her and grabbed her. She has managed to break free and has run into her school.
“This has happened between 8am and 8.20am. The victim has reported the matter to a teacher and police have been notified at approximately 9.30am. She was not injured but is obviously shaken by what has happened.” [With apologies, again, to our foreign readers for NZ police’s poor literacy skills. Moderator B.]
Female student finds man in bedroom in Wellington home invasion
A female student at Victoria University in Wellington awoke to find a 6-feet tall muscular intruder in her bedroom early on Sunday morning. Victoria University said it was inconvenient to comment on matters affecting individual students, but their safety was of paramount [a ViaCom Company] concern. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/325552/woman-finds-man-in-bedroom-in-wellington-home-invasion
Three Women “Rape” and leave their victim for dead on a road north of Auckland
Nicola Jones, Cameron Hakeke, Michelle Blom and Julie-Anne Torrance are on trial at the High Court in Auckland on charges including kidnapping, sexual violation, assaults using a taser and scissors, and robbery.
Other News in Drips…
Fatal crash in Glenfield
A motorcyclist was killed at approximately 11.15am this morning in a serious crash with a car at the intersection of Coronation Road and Archers Road in Glenfield, Auckland.
Fatal crash, SH60 Nelson Bays, Tasman
The man killed in a crash on the Coastal Highway, SH60 yesterday was Stephen Anthony Jayes, aged 41, who lived in Nelson.
Body recovered in Marlborough Sounds search
The body of missing diver has finally been located in the Marlborough Sounds. The victim diving off a boat near Stephens Island went missing on Saturday.
Work-un-safe NZ: Man killed in workplace incident in Hornby
A 52-year-old male was killed in yet another workplace incident in Hornby this morning.
If you believe this, then you must by Chinese…
Update on missing Chinese tourist Ling Fang Mai
Family members of 42 year-old Chinese tourist Ling Fang Mai have been in touch with NZ Police to advise that she phoned them overnight to say she was ok. However, she has not been seen since she left her Parnell hotel room in Auckland last Wednesday.
“Ling Fang Mai came to New Zealand last Wednesday, as part of a tour group. The rest of the tour group flew out of the country to Australia on Friday night, to continue the tour. Ling Fang Mai though never showed up for the flight. Police believe she is still in the country.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-missing-chinese-tourist-ling-fang-mai