Pt Chev ex­plo­sion

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A state house me­tres away from a pri­mary school ap­pears to have been used as drug lab. Po­lice ar­rested a man af­ter an oven ex­plo­sion in Bux­ton St, Pt Chevalier, on Satur­day. Neigh­bours say po­lice chased the man down the road be­fore de­tain­ing him. Other drugs and am­mu­ni­tion were found in the house, Avon­dale De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant Peter Florence says. Neigh­bours say the house has been a source of con­cern in the past year and they have asked Hous­ing New Zealand to in­ves­ti­gate nu­mer­ous times. HNZ cen­tral Auck­land re­gional man­ager Neil Adams says the house has been se­cured for test­ing which will de­ter­mine what hap­pens next. ‘‘We take a firm line on ten­ants un­der­tak­ing il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity in our prop­er­ties and will ap­ply to end the ten­ancy where the il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity has oc­curred.’’

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