A group of teenage girls who allegedly caused mayhem at an
Auckland cafe before crashing a stolen car in a police
pursuit will be spoken to before a decision on charges is
Police say they have not yet interviewed all four girls, two
of whom remain in Auckland Hospital after the crash on Kepa
Rd in Kohimarama nine days ago.
The girls were allegedly fighting and knocking over tables at
a Mission Bay cafe before police were called and found the
teenagers in the stolen car.
Police pursued the girls for one minute before they crashed
into a concrete block wall with such force that the impact
shook neighbouring houses.
Part of the wall collapsed onto the car, trapping the girls.
They had to be cut free.
A spokeswoman for Auckland Hospital said two 17-year-old
girls remained in hospital in a stable but improving
The 16-year-old driver of the car was discharged from
hospital last week, and a 17-year-old passenger was
discharged over the weekend.
Detective Inspector Scott Beard said police were still
arranging times to speak to the occupants of the stolen
"We want to do the full investigation before we start
determining if, what and when we would charge."
He would not go into detail about what police had established
so far, nor discuss what charges the girls might face, until
the investigation was complete.
"We need to make sure we've spoken to everybody and then
determine where we're heading."
Police were working with the Independent Police Conduct
Authority, which is investigating the pursuit.