Car dumped; help sought

Emergency services personnel prepare to remove a stolen car which was dumped in the Water of...
Emergency services personnel prepare to remove a stolen car which was dumped in the Water of Leith yesterday. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
Dunedin police are calling on the public's help to find those responsible for dumping a stolen 1991 Nissan Pulsar in the Water of Leith yesterday.

A police spokeswoman said emergency services were called about 11am, to a vehicle lying nose-first in the Leith beside Leith Valley Rd, near Poulters Rd.

``It appears that the vehicle has been dumped into the stream. It wasn't a case of a vehicle crashing off the road.''

An officer who attended found what appeared to have been a small fire on the inside of the vehicle and a strong smell of petrol. However, it was not known if it was intentionally lit.

The vehicle was towed out of the stream about 12.20pm yesterday, and is now in the possession of police.

``Police don't believe anyone was injured during the incident, and inquiries are ongoing to ascertain just how it got there. If anyone saw the occupants of the car, they should contact Dunedin police.''

Dunedin police (03) 471-4800, Crimestoppers 0800 555-111.

 

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