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Christchurch police looking for man wearing Trump t-shirt who allegedly abused worshippers outside Al Noor Mosque

Worshippers at Christchurch's Al Noor Mosque, one of the sites of last month's Christchurch terrorist attack, were left shaken after allegedly being abused by a man wearing a Trump t-shirt yesterday.

The incident took place on Deans Ave around 4.30pm.

The man, wearing a black t-shirt with "Trump" written on the back, and a baseball cap, allegedly abused people outside the mosque, before heading through Hagley Park.

"I spent time at the Masjid Al Noor mosque last night and the community is understandably shaken by this behaviour," said Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price.

"Two armed officers were outside the mosque at the time, we are reviewing our response to this incident.

"Our community has no tolerance for those who target or victimise others because of their identity, and nor does Police."

Over 40 people died at the mosque on March 15. 

Anyone who recognises this man or who was in the area last night and saw something that might help is urged to contact Christchurch Police on (03) 363 2500 and ask to be put through to the CIB duty squad.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Canterbury Police issued this photo when they were searching for a man following the incident outside the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Ave, Christchurch. Source: NZ Police