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Update - Air weapon incident in Christchurch

Police officers have now left the scene and Police Community Support Officers remain in the area carrying out community reassurance patrols.

The school is back to normal and police have completed a full and thorough search of the area.

No one was injured. Air pellets were recovered at the scene.

Dorset Police would like to reassure the community that there are no further concerns or risks to the public. We have moved this matter from a response to an investigative phase.

The 26-year-old man from Christchurch detained in connection with the incident has been de-arrested at the scene.

Enquires are continuing.

Issued: 18 December 2014