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Man dragged by car

By Emily Norman

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A man was dragged along a road by a car on Friday following a heated argument in Lansdowne, Masterton..

Police Senior Sergeant Gordon Crawley said there had been a dispute between “a couple of gentlemen” before midday yesterday which had led to “one of the gentlemen involved being dragged down the road by a vehicle”.

The fracas unfolded on Churchill Ave between Te Ore Ore Rd and Montgomery Place.

Road cordons were in place while police investigated.

Mr Crawley could not confirm how far the man was dragged as police were still investigating.

He said the men were known to each other and that it was not a gang-related incident.

The man was taken by ambulance to Wairarapa Hospital to be assessed.

No arrests had been made by the time the newspaper went to press.

Multiple phone calls were made to police regarding the incident including a report of serious assault, disorder and a car versus pedestrian collision.

“It appears the argument started on the street,” Mr Crawley said.

“One of the men lives in the area and another was driving by and something has set them off to the point where altercations occurred.”

Mr Crawley said escalated disputes like this occurred from “time to time”.

“That’s just the nature of human beings, isn’t it?” he said.

“I wouldn’t say this happens every day in Masterton, but you do get situations like this occurring from time to time.

“I’m sure there are some people who may have seen what happened and if there is anyone who can add any information to this, we would welcome a call from them.”

Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland is Wairarapa’s Local Democracy Reporter, a Public Interest Journalism role funded through NZ On Air. Emily has worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age for seven years and has a keen interest in council decision-making and transparency.

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