A young boy has knocked over three lampposts in an apparent joyride through Manurewa, South Auckland.

Police and fire services were called around 4.40pm to a report of a lamppost being knocked over by a car.

One witness said she saw the small car heading west along Wordsworth Rd in Manurewa before it knocked over three lampposts.

A boy with a white hat, who looked to be about 15 years old, then got out of the car and ran past her house toward Swallow Drive.

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Police said there were no reports of injuries. The council has been notified.