Family of man shot dead by police delay naming him

The family of the man shot dead on Saturday morning by police have asked that his name not be released until after the funeral.

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The man was shot when he following a lengthy car chase.

Police said releasing the name of the 26-year-old would cause the family undue stress and they want to grieve his loss in private.

Three investigations are now under way into the shooting.

Police are appealing to the public for information about the man‘s car, a white 2005 Subaru Legacy Saloon.

They are interested in sightings of the vehicle on State Highway One between Silverdale and Warkworth on Saturday morning.