Man in custody after Ashburton incidents overnight

A 42-year-old man is in custody following a series of incidents in Ashburton and Christchurch this morning.

About 4.30am today, a stolen vehicle pulled onto the forecourt of a service station in Ashburton.

An occupant of the vehicle broke into the service station and took a number of items.

The stolen vehicle then travelled south toward Hinds.

A security guard’s vehicle was rammed by the stolen vehicle after an attempt to follow it.

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