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Differing opinions from Auckland mayoral candidates on recent gang activity

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Publish Date
Thu, 26 May 2022, 7:28am
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Differing opinions from Auckland mayoral candidates on recent gang activity

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 26 May 2022, 7:28am

A differing of opinions from Auckland's mayoral candidates, on the latest spate of gang activity in Auckland.

Police have been called to about a dozen gang incidents in recent days.

It includes seven gang shootings on Tuesday night, and two firearms incidents in Mellons Bay and Massey last night.

Viv Beck says told Kate Hawkesby she wants a tough, urgent response from law enforcement.

“We’ve got to have much stronger Police presence, we’ve got to have the resource focused on the right things.”

Leo Molloy says the shootings need to be considered in context.

“This latest little spate is a one-off between two gangs with a deeply entrenched hatred for eachother.”

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