A man accused of making bullets discharge towards Springvale Park appeared in court yesterday.

Bruce McAllister appeared on charges of discharging a firearm using a vice and hammer, and unlawful possession of ammunition, following an armed offenders squad callout at the weekend.

Police were called to Grey St about 9pm on Saturday.

A neighbour said McAllister was firing shots in his backyard. His home backs on to Springvale Park.


McAllister, who was represented by Stephen Ross when he appeared in Whanganui District Court, is accused of unlawfully possessing 223 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition. Police allege McAllister held bullets in a large engineer's vice and hit the end with a hammer, causing them to discharge into the backyard.

Judge Patrick Treston denied McAllister bail and remanded him to July 12 for plea.