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Police monitor Mongrel Mob funeral

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 17/01/2017
<p>A Mongrel Mob member</p> © SNPA

A Mongrel Mob member

Editor's note: Police have confirmed at around 4:15pm shots were fired near the corner of Valley and Arawa Roads. Police have since arrested several people and enquiries are continuing. 

A large group of gang members travelling between Kawerau and Whakatane in a funeral procession are being closely monitored by police.

More than 100 cars are carrying Mongrel Mob members to Whakatane from Kawerau at about 1pm on Tuesday afternoon. .

About 15 police officers are monitoring the group.

There are reports of shots being fired at the procession, however police haven't confirmed them.

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