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New Zealand Law Review
ARTICLE: Police Negligence in Domestic Violence Cases and the Canadian Case of Mooney: What Should Have Happened, and Could It Happen in New Zealand?
2006 NZ Law Review 243
JULIA TOLMIE *
Mrs Pemberton: "I'm on Slanting Hill, Hermitage. I've got an injunction. My husband's out there with a gun and my son's there. He's got a gun and he's let off some shots. My son is out there with him. I have an injunction, he is not supposed to come within 50m of the house."
Shots are heard.
Mrs Pemberton: "Oh my God."
Operator: "What is your address?"
Mrs Pemberton: "Old Hallowes, Slanting Hill, Hermitage."
Loud bang followed by cry in the background.
Mrs Pemberton: "Oh Jesus Christ, he has hurt my son. Oh my God, he has come through the window with the glass. My son is 16. Please come quickly."
Loud bang and scream from Mrs Pemberton.
Operator: "Officers are on the way."
Mrs Pemberton: "He's breaking down the door. He is letting off shots. He is coming in. Oh my God, please help me. I am going to die. He has fired through both windows. I can hear him shouting and screaming. My son is with him. He is going to get me. I think he is in the house. I can hear him. Please help me."
The operator asks her to describe the house.
Mrs Pemberton: "Oh my God, please help me."
Operator: "Where is he now?"
Mrs Pemberton: "I don't know. I am hiding in a cupboard. Oh God, he is here, please."
Operator: "Just stay quiet and see what happens."
Operator: "Can you hear your son at all?"
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