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Police Staff Member Doused With Accelerant

NZ Police CommCens Alert 13:45 7-12-2007 Canterbury

Location of incident: Waltham, Christchurch

Incident Type: Police assault

Two Police went to address in Christchurch to assist court staff impound a vehicle.

The car owner then threw an accelerant over one of the Police staff and reached for a cigerette lighter.

He was restrained by Police as he attempted to ignite his lighter and was arrested.

For further information/quiries contact the Sydenham CIB

Issued By: Sergeant Lindsay Turner

This is an initial incident report. Please keep in mind that as more information is gathered by Police at the scene specific details may change.

ENDS

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