Two Men Charged With Firearms Offences

Monday 22 March 2010, 5:10PM
By New Zealand Police


Wellsford Police have charged two men with firearms offences after an incident in January in which a number of dogs were shot indiscriminately.

The two men are aged 38 and 47 years.

They are each charged under Section 53/3 of the Arms Act 1983.

The 47 year old male is also charged with possession of a firearm without a licence under Section 20 of the Arms Act 1983.

The penalty for Section 53/3 is three years imprisonment and/or $4,000 fine.

The penalty for Section 20 is three months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine.

The two men will appear in Warkworth District Court on Tuesday 4 May 2010.