Alleged smashing of court door results in trip to court

A door to the Dunedin Courthouse was smashed this morning. Photo: Shawn McAvinue
A door to the Dunedin Courthouse was smashed this morning. Photo: Shawn McAvinue

A man will appear in court today charged with wilful damage after allegedly smashing a glass door at the Dunedin Courthouse.

A police spokeswoman said a  45-year-old Mosgiel man had been charged following an incident at the courthouse this morning.

He is due to appear in the Dunedin district court today.

A reporter at the scene said it appeared someone had thrown an item through a glass door at the Dunbar St entrance to the court.

A large amount of shattered glass could be seen on the footpath outside and the door was completely shattered.

A staff member cleans up broken glass. Photo: Shawn McAvinue
A staff member cleans up broken glass. Photo: Shawn McAvinue

The reporter at the scene witnessed a man being taken away by police about 7.45am.

The man had a protest sign which read: "Now pretty sure past deals not suiting case so what are the Government and their criminal associates up to and who are the police really looking after."

A police spokesman said they were advised at 7.13am the door had been damaged.

Police attended the incident and could confirm a person was in custody.

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