Operation Clover - update

Operation Clover - update

National News

Please attribute the following statement to Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus, Operation Clover. 

"Operation Clover is making steady progress. We are currently focused on speaking to a number of girls. This is a very delicate and careful process and at this time our priority is the privacy, health and well-being of the girls, their families and caregivers. As part of our multi-agency approach we are also offering the girls access to relevant support services.

We appreciate the high level of interest in this investigation, however we are still unable to discuss any operational matters. We continue to urge anyone who may wish to make contact with us to feel free to ring the dedicated 0800 number from any landline or cellphone (0800 672 568).  Alternatively people can contact the independent organisation Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

We're also very mindful of the fact that it's exam time, and we've been working around these commitments to ensure anyone who speaks to us is able to do that at a convenient time for them."

Police have received a number of requests for interviews on the progress of this operation.  Whilst we appreciate the interest in this matter, the Police focus firmly remains on the investigation at this time.

ENDS 

Issued by Beth Bates/Waitemata Police