White supremacist Philip Arps has charge of breaching release conditions dropped

A white supremacist has had a charge of breaching release conditions dropped.

Philip Arps was accused of going near a Christchurch mosque during the March 15 gunman's sentencing in August.

At the Christchurch District Court on Monday, Arps saluted the judge and marched out of court whistling after the charge was dropped.

Before the hearing, he swore at journalists calling them "media wankers".

Philip Arps.
Philip Arps. Photo credit: File

Arps was sentenced to 21 months in prison in June 2019 for sending video footage of the Christchurch mosque shootings to 30 associates, asking for it to be modified with crosshairs and a kill count.

He was released from prison in January, with Judge Stephen O'Driscoll imposing several release conditions - including not being able to loiter near or enter any mosques.