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VIDEO: Stolen vehicle ditched near Domain Road

Video by Cameron Avery.

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UPDATED: A car chase across eastern Tauranga tonight has generated a trail of debris on roads, a police chase around the streets and a lot of buzz on social media.

Callers to SunLive say a dark red car, a Nissan Primera or similar, was seen fleeing police in the Avenues area.

One caller from the scene spotted the action at 14th Avenue, heading toward Maungatapu.

Others report the car speeding under the Hairini underpass with patrol cars following.  Vehicle parts were strewn on the streets, including bumper and tyre debris.

One witness says the debris was the result of tyres being spiked. 

A dark red car was later seen ditched between Domain and Sandhurst Roads.

About seven or eight police cars and a dog wagon were involved in the incident and one person was seen being taken into custody in the Baypark area.

A police spokesperson says around 9.15pm the driver of a stolen vehicle failed to stop for Police in Tauranga CBD.

"It was travelling at excessive speed, and road spikes were successfully deployed.

"The vehicle came to a stop in Welcome Bay Road, and the five occupants of the vehicle ran off on foot. 

"Police caught up with each of them and they are now in custody."

EARLIER:

A police chase in Tauranga has been caught on camera.

Video sent to SunLive shows police cars pursuing a vehicle near the underpass, heading towards Welcome Bay.

The photographer who shot the video says the pursuit started on Fraser Street.

SunLive reader Chanelle Buchan messaged us on Facebook to says she witnessed the chase as well.

"The police chase came through Welcome Bay Road and stopped on the strip of the expressway, between Kairua Road and Sandhurst Drove.

"The vehicle was a maroon coloured Nissan Primera driving on the rims."

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

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chase

Posted on 16-01-2019 22:01 | By dumbkof2

those naughty nasty policemen chasing those poor innocent criminals. they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and baned from driving for 10 years. then perhaps the crims will stop running.