Arrest follows threat to New Brighton WINZ office
"Arrest follows threat to New Brighton WINZ
Hunter Mangu Warren MONTGOMERY was
arrested yesterday after he made threats to a WINZ staff
member at the New Brighton WINZ office in Beresford Street
MONTGOMERY appears in Christchurch District
Court this morning charged with Threatening Behaviour and
Possession of an Offensive Weapon.
Police would like to
reassure the public that we are taking all such threats
seriously and would like to remind people that these threats
will be dealt with firmly and appropriately.
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