Wanted man caught in North East Valley

Justin Mane PaulPolice say they have apprehended a wanted man after a manhunt centred on North Dunedin this morning.

Police say Justin Mane Paul, who had eluded police since October 5, was arrested in Chambers St around noon today.

A large police presence, including police patrols, dog handlers and CIB, descended on North East Valley just after 9am, following sightings of Paul.

The search spread to Opoho later in the morning before the arrest was made in Chambers St.

Police scour Opoho for Justin Mane Paul earlier today. Photo by Craig Baxter
Police scour Opoho for Justin Mane Paul earlier today. Photo by Craig Baxter
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said Paul had no connections in the Dunedin area, and was thought to have been living rough in Northeast Valley.

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