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Police chase near Hairini

Police were seen chasing an alleged offender last night. File photo.

Tauranga residents who witnessed a police pursuit near Hairini last night, say police officers came under attack.

Several police units were seen chasing an alleged offender on Waimapu Pa Road, just before 10pm.

A witness to the incident says he heard several police cars "chasing a perpetrator, the perpetrator ran onto a marae and it seems police came under attack".

"Then a hoard of police vehicles flew up in for backup."

Another person who witnessed the chase says he counted around 15 police units involved.

SunLive has contacted police for more information and will update this story as soon as we have something more.

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