Items seized and a further two questioned over Woodville Pizza Bar worker

INVESTIGATION: SA Police assistant commissioner Peter Harvey outlines the work of the special task force to the public on Monday.
INVESTIGATION: SA Police assistant commissioner Peter Harvey outlines the work of the special task force to the public on Monday.

The special police task force set up in response to the Woodville Pizza Bar worker whose lie sent the state into a hard lockdown last week, today publicly revealed their actions which now involves the questioning of a further two people.

The SA Police-led investigation, involving 20 experienced detectives, rose to 36 officers at the weekend as they sifted through 400 hours of close circuit TV material.

According to SA Police assistant commissioner Peter Harvey, who leads the task force, that part of the "arduous" task is now complete.

Furthermore, police have seized a mobile phone, laptop and hard drive directly related to the person of interest who is in quarantine.

"The person [pizza bar employee] is also being spoken to by detectives of the task force and I pleased to say at this stage, from what I have seen, he has been cooperative," assistant commissioner Harvey shared.

"That doesn't mean the investigation by any means is complete," he added.

A further "two key people" are expected to be questioned in relation to the matter.

The assistant commissioner said the public can expect the investigation to continue for "several more days"...until a decision is reached..."where we will be able to make a full assessment on the advice provided [to] me from the investigator team."

He further highlighted how the task force's timely outcome benefits from the support of the director of public prosecution which is said is a "great advantage".

Questions have since risen over the cost of the task force, with assistant commissioner Harvey saying, "I justify it because it's necessary".

"It's still a police role, instead of looking right, they are looking left," he added.

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