Incident in Bledisloe Street, Levin - Police Statement 8

Published on August 06, 2022


There will be an active Police presence in Levin this weekend as we provide community reassurance and continue the investigation into the Bledisloe Street incident.

The man involved remains in Palmerston North Hospital with moderate injuries.

As previously stated, cordons in the area have been reduced and residents are able to safely return to their properties. Police will be going door to door today to speak with residents and ensure they have the appropriate support.

A scene guard will remain in place at the address as staff continue investigations throughout the weekend.

We once again want to thank all those impacted by this incident for their support as we worked to achieve a peaceful resolution.

We’d also like to thank our fellow emergency service staff and the Horowhenua District Council for their support in assisting with temporary accommodation, food and basic needs for residents displaced by this incident.

We know this incident has been very unsettling for residents, particularly those evacuated from their homes and we encourage anyone who needs support as a result of this to contact Victim Support on 0800 842 846.

Issued by Police Media Centre.