Police looking for man who yelled abuse outside Christchurch mosque

Police are searching for a man who yelled abuse at people near one of the mosques targeted in the Christchurch terror attacks.

On Wednesday, a post on the Muslims in Christchurch & Canterbury Facebook page claimed a man had approached the Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave and yelled at people leaving the masjid.

The foul-mouthed man wore a 'Trump for New Zealand' T-shirt and reportedly said "all Muslims are terrorists" that needed to leave New Zealand.

A photo of the scene shows the man walking past two police officers.

After allegedly kicking and trying to damage some of the items left at the mosque's memorial site, he was "let go" by an officer.

But police have confirmed to Newshub they are now searching for him.

"Police are aware of a man who acted in a disorderly manner on Deans Avenue yesterday, and are actively seeking him," said a police spokesperson.

"He could face a disorderly behaviour charge."

There is heightened security at mosques around Christchurch as New Zealand's threat level remains at high following the March 15 attacks. Of the 50 victims, 40 were killed at the Al Noor mosque.

Auckland Council has also reduced its Anzac Day lineup, from 84 events last year to only 26, due to security concerns.