Police make 15 arrests, but still come up empty in manhunt for hit-and-run fatality suspect

Canterbury police have arrested 15 people as a result of the manhunt for 21-year-old Liam Strickland, who is being sought in relation to the death of a pedestrian in New Brighton one week ago. But they haven't yet found Strickland. 

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Liam Strickland has been the target of raids throughout Christchurch this week. Source: 1 NEWS

Dean Amies, aged 46, died after being struck by a van at the intersection of Hawke Street and Shaw Avenue.

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Family of pedestrian killed in Christchurch hit-and-run hope for justice as manhunt continues Source: 1 NEWS

In hopes of locating Strickland, police have visited 24 properties across Christchurch since August 7. The 15 arrested have been charged with various offences, police said. Police also reported recovering six firearms, drugs and two stolen cars.

Strickland is believed to be assisted by others to evade police, authorities said.

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A former neo-Nazi gang member, a knife-wielding bank robber and Black Power affiliate wanted over a hit-and-run are in the police’s sights. Source: 1 NEWS

Police say that anyone harbouring Strickland should be aware they are committing an offence that can result in prison.

Potential sightings should be reported via 111 immediately. Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.