28 Sep 2015

Man arrested for extorting Christchurch families

1:40 pm on 28 September 2015

A man has been arrested and charged with extortion after threatening letters were sent to families living in the Christchurch suburb of Mount Pleasant.

He will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday to face two charges of extortion.

In June, the police said they had put security in place to protect the two families who had received the letters.