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Three Rebels gang members charged after female police officer in Northland shot at

Three men have been arrested and charged for allegedly shooting at a lone female police officer in Northland in October.

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They’re also charged over a violent kidnapping on the same night – October 27. Source: 1 NEWS

All three men are members of the Rebels gang.

The officer was fired at in the early hours of the morning on October 27 near Puketona Junction after a car pulled in front of a police vehicle, forcing it to stop.

Two men with firearms allegedly exited their car and one fired at the windscreen of the police car. The offer retreated unharmed, and called for back up.

Earlier in the evening the men allegedly kidnapped a man at gunpoint, forcing him into the boot of his own car, and shooting at him as he escaped.

The three charged men were picked up by police in separate locations in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

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A police officer escaped injury despite being shot at during an incident early this morning in Northland.

A 44-year-old man is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, arson, using a firearm against a police officer, and participating in an organised crime group and is appearing in the Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

A 26-year-old man is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, arson, using a firearm against a police officer, and participating in an organised crime group. He is due to appear in the Tokoroa District Court tomorrow.

A 38-year-old male appeared in Manukau District Court today on unrelated drugs and firearms charges and will appear in court on the same charges as the other two in the near future.