Paintball attacks on shuttles

A person has been arrested after reports of wilful damage involving a paintball gun in Dunedin yesterday afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said officers were called to John Wilson Ocean Dr after receiving a report of people ‘‘acting suspiciously’’.

A person was arrested about 6.30pm, but had not  been charged last evening.

Police were also investigating three tour shuttles which were shot at out of  the blue by paintball guns in Ravensbourne yesterday afternoon.

The Ritchies buses were hit shortly after 3pm.

A police spokeswoman said the incidents could not be connected at this stage.

Company area manager for Dunedin and Queenstown Peter Varrie said the vehicles were tour shuttles, heading from the Octagon  out to Port Chalmers.

The windscreen of one of the buses was hit, causing problems with visibility, which had the potential to cause a crash, Mr Varrie  said.

Police were called immediately and were looking into what happened. Mr Varrie was still waiting to hear whether any of the passengers on the shuttles would make a complaint through  ID New Zealand Tours.

The shuttles had been cleaned, and were back in service, he said. A spokeswoman confirmed police were making inquiries into the incident.

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