9 Sep 2015

Man at centre of manhunt faces three new charges

12:16 pm on 9 September 2015

The man who sparked a huge manhunt in the central North Island after police were shot at last month faces three new charges - including unlawful possession of a pistol.


Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Dolphy Kohu appeared in the High Court at Whanganui this morning.

The 23-year-old already faces four charges, including attempted murder, using a firearm against a police officer and stealing a police car.

Crown prosecutor Lance Rowe this morning added new charges of failing to stop, reckless driving and the pistol charge to the list.

Kohu was in a vehicle police began chasing near Whanganui. During the ensuing chase a police car was rammed, shots were fired and a police car was briefly taken.

Justice Simon France has remanded Kohu and his five associates to reappear in November.