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Man arrested after air weapon incident in Christchurch

Police were called at 12.06pm today, Thursday 18 December 2014, to reports that an air weapon had been fired at groundsmen working on fencing surrounding Highcliffe School in Christchurch.

No one was injured.

Police officers, including armed response units, attended and conducted a search of the area.

A 26-year-old man from Christchurch has been arrested for firearms related offences and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

A number of air pellets were found in the area.

During the incident school children at the nearby Highcliffe School were asked to remain inside as a precautionary measure for safety reasons.

The matter has now been dealt with and we would like to reassure the community, the school and parents that there is no risk to anyone’s safety.

ISSUED: 18 December 2014 13:49hrs