Armed police swoop in Christchurch

GEORGINA STYLIANOU
Last updated 13:05 11/04/2014
AOS Norwich St Linwood Chch
KIRK HARGREAVES

AOS CALL-OUT: Police at an address in Norwich St, Linwood, Christchurch. Little is known of the circumstances at this stage.

AOS Norwich St Linwood Chch
KIRK HARGREAVES
WHAT'S HAPPENING? Armed police swooped on an address in Norwich St, Linwood, Christchurch today.

Relevant offers

Crime

Armed Offenders Squad callout in Thames Gunman still on the run after firing shot at police, stealing police car in Northland Trade Me 'fraudster' on the run Rapist terrorises disabled women in their own home Police looking for witnesses after serious assault in Auckland's Panmure Police arrest teens after early morning Tawa burglary Nelson Bays district police area calls in help to cope with 'serious crime' investigations Child-rape case jury to resume deliberations on Monday Fog machine foils attempted burgalry of Masterton petrol station Matila Illia-Neemia jailed for raping 71-year-old woman in her own home

Armed police have swooped on a house in east Christchurch.

The house was in Norwich St, near Eastgate Mall in Linwood, police said.

"Police including the AOS executed a search warrant at an address in Norwich Street this morning, in relation to an ongoing inquiry. No arrests have been made,'' a spokesman said.

A Norwich St resident said the street was ''usually very quiet''."

"But not today, that's for sure," she said.

She said about six police cars and two police dogs arrived at the address just after 9 this morning. 

''They surrounded the house and shouted for someone to come out . . . but nobody has. They haven't told us anything though,'' she said.

Another resident approached police after a man arrived at the address claiming he was looking for his daughter. He left after a few minutes. 

The woman said the man lived at the house despite him telling police he didn't.

''There's always a lot of people coming and going . . . and there's usually a mattress up against the window," she said.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content