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The Police Armed Offenders Squad was called to Central Hawke’s Bay on Monday night after a man allegedly broke in to a storage container in Norsewood armed with a handgun.

Police were called to Norsewood about 8pm Monday, with the man said to have left the scene in a vehicle.

The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed, with the man arrested without incident at a nearby property.

One person died following a motor vehicle accident at Alfredton yesterday.

Police said they were notified of the accident, which involved a motorcycle, shortly after 10am.

A spokesperson said the accident was on Route 52 between Pori Road and Pa Valley Road.

The road was closed while the scene was cleared, and the Police Serious Crash Unit investigated.

Just after 5pm, Police said one person had died from the accident, and that the road had re-opened.

Central Hawke’s Bay has marked a milestone with the installation of the 18th camera to the district’s CCTV network.

A special morning tea was held on Monday with all of the groups and organisations who have been involved in the project, which was formally launched in 2016.

The initiative was the idea of Lloyd Lawrence, who helped raise $50,000 to kickstart the network of cameras.

Central Hawke’s Bay Police Officer in Charge, Sergeant Neil Baker, said the project is an amazing asset for Police who use the system every day to help solve crime and for a variety of investigations in the region.

The cameras, which are in Waipawa and Waipukurau, are monitored at the Waipukurau Police Station.