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Arrest after alleged Poppy Day incident

A man has been arrested after allegedly swearing and yelling at Defence Force members collecting for Poppy Day in Red Square, Tauranga. File photo.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested following an alleged incident involving Poppy Day collectors in Tauranga.

The man has been charged with disorderly behaviour and is due to appear in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday.

Members of the public reported a man yelling and swearing at Defence Force members collecting for Poppy Day in Red Square, Tauranga on Friday April 20.

The alleged incident was also captured on video.

Police are of aware ongoing concerns in this area and are working with Tauranga City Council to try and resolve the issues. 

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