Police are hunting for a rapist and kidnapper who is on the run after breaching his parole conditions.
Police are looking for 48-year-old Nigel Robert Gately who went missing from a Christchurch address yesterday. Gately has convictions for rape, assault with intent to commit rape and abduction for sex.
He is believed to be wearing a black puffer jacket and jeans and was in the vicinity in Kaikoura at 3.30am this morning. Police have asked the Marlborough community to be on the lookout for a a distintive purple Ford Falcon with the registration CKT152.
Gately’s previous crimes had been described as described as “terrifying in the extreme” by a judge. He’d been serving a sentence of preventive detention since 2001 after he pleading guilty to charges against two victims in Dunedin and Wellington. The first of those was committed three months after he was released from an eight-year sentence for raping a Christchurch woman.