Man caught with disturbing images on the run

It's believed 21-year-old Beant Singh Gill may be fruit picking in the Bay of Plenty. Photo / File
It's believed 21-year-old Beant Singh Gill may be fruit picking in the Bay of Plenty. Photo / File

A man allegedly caught with disturbing images of decapitated bodies has cut off his monitoring bracelet and is on the run.

North Shore police are looking for 21-year-old Beant Singh Gill, who may be fruit picking in the Bay of Plenty and using the names "Happy Gill" or "Benny Gill".

He was last due to appear in Auckland District Court in December.

Gill is currently facing active criminal charges in relation to sexual offences, possession of objectionable material and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The objectionable material charge related to images of men having sex with girls as young as 10 and pictures of a decapitated female body, according to court documents.

The court granted Gill electronically-monitored bail but police revealed this week he had cut off his bracelet and been missing ever since.

"We have recent information to suggest that Gill now has shaved or very short hair, with a small beard. He is Indian, has a skinny build and is about 180 centimetres tall" said Detective Jason Hamblyn.

The defendant has links to the Papatoetoe area and though he does not hold a driving licence, police said it was unknown whether he had access to a car.

"We believe Mr Gill may be, or has until very recently, been working in the fruit picking industry in the Bay of Plenty - he also goes by the name of Happy Gill and Benny Gill," said Mr Hamblyn.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has been in contact with him or knows his whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Hamblyn on 09 213 7925 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

- NZ Herald

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