"RoastBusters" investigation - update

"RoastBusters" investigation - update

National News

Waitematä Police District Commander Superintendent Bill Searle strongly refutes any suggestion that an inquiry into a group calling themselves the "RoastBusters" was affected by the involvement of a Police Officer's son.

"NZ Police take any allegations of criminal offending by any of it's officers or their families extremely seriously and recent cases have highlighted that Police will not hesitate to thoroughly investigate staff facing allegations of a criminal nature and will put them before the court if there is a case to answer."

The investigation into the group's actions continues. Two of the young men spoke with Police yesterday afternoon and that information is now being assessed by the enquiry team. A Senior Detective who is independent from the investigation has been brought in from outside the Waitemata District to provide extra support.

Police are aware of a number of social media sites created by vigilante groups threatening violence towards members of the "Roastbusters" group and Police have a strong message to anyone who may be considering taking the law into their own hands.

"We understand the outrage that this group has caused, however violence will not be tolerated and we will take firm action against anyone inciting, threatening or using violence against these people" says Supt Searle.

ENDS

Superintendent Bill Searle is available for interview this afternoon until 5pm.

Please ring Beth to arrange a time.

Issued by Beth Bates/Waitemata Police

0274 752 518