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Police support in Wellington continues

Police support in Wellington continues

Wellington police remain in a support role to Civil Defence and Wellington City Council staff as building assessments continue in the capital this morning.

Acting District Commander Superintendent Sue Schwalger says it has been a quite night in Wellington overnight.

“Police maintained a careful watch over the city last night and resumed normal policing activities shortly after the main cordons were removed.

“I’m pleased to say there have been no arrests for anything related to yesterday’s earthquake. Traffic flows into the city are lighter than usual this morning so it is good to see commuters appear to be heeding advice to delay their travel to the city.

“Eight extra units were redeployed last night to assist with cordons and they maintained a visible presence throughout the city.

“Police will continue to assist engineers and council staff this morning as a street by street check of the CBD is carried out.

“It remains business as usual for Wellington police and we continue to respond to emergency calls as normal throughout the district.” says Superintendent Schwalger.

The 111 communications centre at Wellington Central police station received around 600 extra calls in the two hour period between 5.00pm and 7.00pm yesterday following the 6.5 earthquake.

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