Another bracelet remover on the run in North Island

  • 22/06/2016

A woman has allegedly removed her electronic monitoring bracelet and is fleeing police in the North Island.

Gaylene Deserae King is believed to be actively avoiding arrest and may be in the Northland town of Dargaville, Hawke's Bay or Rotorua, police say.

It is the latest incident in which a person has allegedly removed their bracelet and gone on the run.

A Porirua man shot a police dog dead after removing his device and fleeing in April, while earlier two brothers arrested in Northland methamphetamine busts cut off their bracelets and went missing.

About 3200 offenders were being electronically monitored across the country in August last year.