Police report

Verbal abuse

A 43-year-old male sickness beneficiary was arrested on Friday after a man was verbally abused on a construction site, police say. Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said the man was warned to move on by the victim and his colleagues working on the construction site. He was to appear in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.

Bail breach

A 17-year-old male factory hand was arrested on Friday for breaching his bail conditions after moving without notifying the court of his new address. He appeared in court on Friday.

Fighting charge

A 20-year-old man was arrested for fighting in Scott St at 3am on Sunday. He was given a pre-charge warning and was released when sober.


A letter of thanks in the Marlborough Express yesterday was written by Peg Flemming, not Reg Flemming as published. We also mispelt the name of Menz Shed member Terry Cummock in a caption yesterday. We apologise for these errors.

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