Kurt Bayer is a Herald reporter based in Christchurch

Alleged chip shop burglar who got stuck in vent named

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

An alleged chip shop burglar who had to be rescued after becoming trapped in an extractor fan vent can be named for the first time.

Porah Tyma Lypton Wrathall was given a registrar's remand at Christchurch District Court this morning.

The 18-year old is on bail without plea and will be back in court on July 14.

Wrathall's alleged failed burglary hit headlines earlier this month.

A member of the public heard a man shouting for help from inside a fish and chip shop on Langdons Rd, Papanui in Christchurch, about 2.30am on June 17.

"He had climbed through a vent, trying to get in," a Fire Service spokesman said.

He was initially taken to hospital with crush injuries and hypothermia.


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