Fed Cup Security Threat!!!
Christchurch police are confident an international tennis tournament there will be safe after a security threat was made to the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
The threat to the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone tournament in Christchurch, starting on April 18 at Wilding Park, was made to the ITF in London.
It was sent by unidentified sources.
Police are working to track the origin.
"We are confident that the protection and systems are in place to ensure there is a safe tournament," Detective Sergeant Earle Borrell said.
All competing nations had been advised of the threat, tournament director David Blackwell said.
Event organisers and police were putting in place a security plan to ensure the event ran safely, Mr Blackwell said.
Nations competing are India, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Korea, New Zealand, Syria, Jordan and Singapore.
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