7 Feb 2023

Christchurch youth justice facility to conduct review after five young people broke out

12:31 pm on 7 February 2023
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A NZ Herald reporter said there were six police cars and a fire truck at the scene on Monday night. File photo Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Five young people broke out and onto the roof of a youth justice facility in Christchurch last night.

Oranga Tamariki's Rachel Leota said a staff member received minor injuries in the incident at Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo youth justice residence in Rolleston.

After nearly four hours, all five were brought down with police assistance just before midnight.

Police have charged one of the youths with assault and said charges against the four others were being considered.

Leota said Oranga Tamariki would be conducting a review into the matter.