AN OXFORD band arrested in Hong Kong last year over alleged visa offences have had charges dropped.

TTNG’s (This Town Needs Guns) three members Henry Tremain, Tim Collis and Chris Collis were detained in May by police in the Kwun Tong district as they played the final gig of their tour.

But earlier today they took to Facebook to declare all charges had been dropped – and that a tour will follow.

The statement online says: "We are delighted and relieved to announce that the pending legal charges made by the Hong Kong authorities against TTNG have been dropped and no further action is to be taken.

"The bands would like to say an enormous and sincere thank you to all our fans for your incredible support both moral and financial over this difficult period.

"We'll be announcing some tour dates soon."

The band was formed in 2004, and is currently signed to the American label Sargent House Records. Their debut album, Animals, was released in October 2008.