Police chases must stop, says top lawyer

Drive 22/06/2018

Police have been involved in a chase where a man fled in a car with a baby on board.

A police media spokesperson said after a short pursuit, police stopped the 26-year-old man's car in Plimmerton, near Porirua, to find the young child in the vehicle.

Police were worried about the man not stopping for them after being called to a family incident.

This incident has once again spotlighted police chases and whether these are a viable or safe option to apprehend offenders.

Top lawyer Deborah Manning is one who is greatly opposed to police chases and says they should cease immediately for everything other than very serious crimes.

Ms Manning joined Ryan Bridge and Lisa Owen on RadioLIVE Drive.

Listen to the full interview with Deborah Manning above.

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