Deer poach­ers caught

Kaikoura Star - - NEWS -

An alert mem­ber of the pub­lic is to thank for po­lice catch­ing il­le­gal poach­ers in Kaik­oura on Satur­day.

Con­sta­ble Andy Grant, of Kaik­oura po­lice, said the man, from Christchurch, was driv­ing north through the Hun­dalees in the early hours. As he came over the brow of a hill he no­ticed a car driv­ing very slowly, which raised his sus­pi­cions. Mr Grant said the in­for­mant fol­lowed the car along the back roads where it parked in a wooded area.

Po­lice ar­rived to find three men from Blen­heim, one aged 17 and the other two aged 19. As a re­sult of search­ing the nearby area a re­cently shot deer car­cass was found, and two firearms and am­mu­ni­tion were also seized.

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