Papakura: Incident type: Assault Update
New Zealand Police Alert 8:00am 5 Sep 2008 Counties Manukau
Location of incident: Papakura
Incident type: Assault
Operation Smith - beating of Tautu CECIL at Papakura on Sunday 31st of August (please note surname spelling is now without the 'S')
Detective Inspector Mark
Gutry advises that a second man will appear in the Papakura
District Court this morning (Friday 5th of September) on a
charge of assaulting Mr CECIL. This morning's appearance of
a 20 year old man, a security guard, follows an earlier
appearance this week of a 21 year old unemployed man also on
a charge of assaultin
g Mr CECIL.
In the matter of the 20 year old man appearing in Court today, Police will be opposing bail. The 21 year old man who appeared in Court earlier this week was remanded in custody.
Further arrests are possible whilst it is likely more serious charges may follow says Mr Gutry.
The victim, Mr CECIL remains in a critical condition at Middlemore Hospital.
RELEASE AUTHORISED BY SENIOR SERGEANT DENISE TRAILL RELIEVING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER COUNTIES MANUKAU POLICE DISTRICT FOR CONTACT PHONE: 09 2611300 Issued By: Inspector Barry Smalley