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01:43, Jan 31 2009
SCOT-FREE: police say they will not charge former All Black Marc Ellis for streaking at a rugby match in Greymouth unless they receive a complaint.

Police say they will not charge television personality and former All Black Marc Ellis for streaking at a provincial rugby match in Greymouth unless they receive a complaint.

Saturday's match between West Coast and King Country was marked by Ellis's 200m nude dash from behind the main stand, across the field and across an adjoining ground in the second half.

Ellis ran on the opposite side of the field of play, with his fist in the air, whooping occasionally.

A spectator said he thought most of the crowd of about 300 found the sprint amusing.

"I thought it was quite legendary, a bit of fun. Even though he's famous, he's a bit of a larrikin. I didn't see any harm in it – some people would, though," he said.

Ellis could not be reached for comment.

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West Coast police were unaware of the incident until yesterday morning. No-one had come forward to make a complaint, said Senior Sergeant Tom Firmin.

"We certainly haven't had any reports from the community in regards to his actions.

"Obviously if there were complaints in regards to his behaviour we would have received them by now and would be following them up," he said.

New legislation means streakers at major events can be jailed for up to three months or fined $5000.

The Press