View Full Version : Fed Cup Security Threat!!!

Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:26 AM
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.

Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:02 AM
Christchurch? Of all places...

There's weird people out there.

Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:36 AM
Your aware that Christchurch is one of the most dangerous places to live in the world (based on crime per capita - although I must say its only 5 areas of Christchurch which arent really that safe to live in, 1 is near Wilding Park)

Apr 3rd, 2007, 10:33 AM
One of the news articles said the threat relates to the Syrian team. Hope all goes safely.

Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:21 PM
Forgot that Syria was coming - that does increase the danger alittle

If there is a terrorism attack there then it maybe RIP Sooveryoufraza (following the death of Kittyking but not being reincarnated with another body for once)