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Ashburton teenager remanded in custody

An Ashburton teenager has been remanded in custody on a number of charges.

Te Aroha Parata, 19, pleaded guilty to resisting police, escaping police custody, unlawfully taking a vehicle, driving while forbidden and twice breaching prison release conditions, when she appeared before Judge Joanna Maze in the Ashburton District Court.

She has been held in custody since her arrest in September.

Police prosecutor sergeant Mike Wingfield told the court Parata and an associate had been visiting at an address on Charles Street on July 25. They requested a ride home, but left when turned down. Parata returned to the address . . .

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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