Youths' car crashes during police pursuit, pair flee into cemetery before being tracked down

11:51 am on 3 September 2019

A police pursuit in west Auckland ended this morning when the two young occupants crashed before trying to flee through Waikumete Cemetery.

Waikumete Cemetery.

Waikumete Cemetery. Photo: Auckland Council.

Police say the vehicle failed to stop in the Great North Road area at about 5.30am, and a pursuit began.

Shortly after, the vehicle clipped a curb and slammed into a bus stop sign.

The two occupants fled and were later tracked down around Waikumete Cemetery.

They will be referred to Youth Aid.

There were no reported injuries.