Michael Massie, 20, has been sentenced at Christchurch District Court for taking police on a 700km chase across the South Island.

Charges laid after Richmond firearm incident

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A 34-year-old man will appear in the Nelson District Court on Thursday facing charges in relation to an incident at the Richmond Mall on Wednesday afternoon.

He has been charged with disorderly behaviour and presenting a firearm.

The man is facing an additional charge of burglary in relation to the theft of puppies from the Hokitika SPCA last weekend.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed yesterday’s incident in the mall carpark about 11.30am to contact Nelson Police by phoning 5463840. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.