NZ police locate 17-year-old who absconded from youth facility

As stated by Detective Inspector Chris Barry, Counties Manukau Police:

Police have located the 17-year-old who absconded from a youth facility in Wiri on Saturday 4 July.

He was located by Police staff at an address in the Manurewa area on Friday evening and was taken into custody without incident.

The 17-year-old will face a charge of escaping from lawful custody and will appear in the Manukau Youth Court on Saturday 18 July 2020.

We hope that this outcome brings reassurance to our communities and I would like to acknowledge the Police staff who have worked on this matter since the escape occurred.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.