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Senior Sergeant J Stebbings and Sergeant C Guppy of the police armed offenders squad, 29 September 1976

Reference Number: EP/1976/3507/19

Senior Sergeant J Stebbings (left) and Sergeant C Guppy of the police armed offenders squad plan an operation in the Wellington suburb of Wadestown. Photographed on the 29th of September 1976 by an Evening Post staff photographer

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Police armed offenders squad operating in Wadestown Wellington, Reference Number EP/1976/3507-F (1 digitised items)
Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-7327-2 (1639 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s) image on negative strip

Historical Notes: On the 28th of September 1976 the armed offenders squad was called out shortly after 3pm when a woman reported to police that she had heard a shot fired outside her house in Fitzroy Street, Wadestown, Wellington. Uniformed police sealed off the area surrounding Fitzroy Street while dogs and squad men slowly closed in on the lower part of the street. Just before 4pm two people were taken away by police and later one man was charged, and appeared in a Wellington court the next morning (info from the Evening Post, 29 September, 1976).

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