Arrest after damage to police station statue

The mermaid statue sits inside the Dunedin central police station after it was knocked off its...
The mermaid statue sits inside the Dunedin central police station after it was knocked off its plinth. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
A 42-year-old man will appear in court after allegedly walking into Dunedin police station on Saturday night and damaging a mermaid statue in the foyer.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin, said a staff member was having dinner at the station late on Saturday when they heard an "almighty ruckus downstairs" and went to investigate.

They saw a man slamming the bronze statue, which sits atop a tall plinth in the foyer, on to the floor.

"He was duly arrested and processed for wilful damage," Snr Sgt Dinnissen said.

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