Firearms search in North Canterbury

An ongoing police operation first reported as a possible kidnapping or abduction in Loburn is actually a firearms search.

Police responded to a report that a woman was being held against her will at a property on Loburn-Whiterock Rd by a man known to her.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called in, the property cordoned off and searched but no one was found at the property.

They did not find any firearms either

A man and a woman connected with the property were located “safe and well” by police in Christchurch.

Sergeant Dougal Struthers said the pair had not been arrested but were co-operating with police.

Police said no complaints have been made by either parties.