Escapee youths talked down from roof

4:16 pm on 22 October 2016

A group of boys had to be talked down from the roof of a youth justice facility in Auckland after overpowering staff and stealing their keys.

A police officer at a alcohol check point.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

A Child, Youth and Family spokesperson said seven boys overpowered three staff at Korowai Manaaki facility in Manurewa just before midnight.

Emergency services, including a police helicopter, attended and staff were able to talk the boys down from the roof about 1.30am.

The Ministry of Social Development said no one was hurt and it was investigating.