Unknown charges to be laid after teenager arrested over anti-Islamic posters, Queenstown

Unknown charges to be laid after teenager arrested over anti-Islamic posters, Queenstown

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An 18-year-old man will be facing unknown charges that have not yet been announced after having a connection to posters that were placed around Queenstown. Posters were also placed at the Islamic Centre on Gorge Road.

The man appeared in Queenstown District Court today and was charged with possession of a knife — very little information was given about this to thisquality.

Police said to thisquality that they expect further charges in due course but did not describe the reason for the extra charges.

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Mainstream media reported that the teenager allegedly plastered anti-Islamic posters at Queenstown’s new mosque after it opened two weeks ago. thisquality did not receive a comment from Police regarding the alleged claims.

Southern District Commander Superintendent Paul Basham thanked Queenstown residents for information that they provided to assist Police.

“We know incidents like this are upsetting for our community and we’d like to thank Queenstown residents for the information they have provided to assist our enquiries,” he said.

If anyone has information in relation to this incident, Queenstown Police recommend contacting them on 105. 

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