Cordons lifted in Te Teko

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Multiple sirens could be heard travelling out of Whakatane earlier this morning, as a man evaded arrest in Te Teko.

Senior sergeant Al Fenwick said police were attempting to arrest the offender for breaching his bail conditions, which then turned into a pursuit, “among other things”.

The man is still at large, and authorities will continue to search for the offender and the vehicle.

Cordons were initially set in place earlier this morning but have since been stood down.

“Things will return to normal in the Te Teko area,” Mr Fenwick said.