Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Serious Assaults and Attempted Abduction

Location: Invercargill
District: Southern

Serious Assaults and Attempted Abduction

Invercargill Police were kept busy over the weekend investigating 2 Serious Assaults and an Attempted Abduction of a 17year old female.

At approximately 12.20am on the morning of Sunday 2 December Invercargill Police attended an incident on Nelson Street were a male aged 50yrs is alleged to have assaulted 4 persons (2 males and 2 females) outside an address with a weapon.

A number of the victims were treated at the Southland Hospital with moderate to serious injuries.

All of the victims have since been discharged from the Southland Hospital.

A team of detectives from the Invercargill Criminal Investigation Unit have spent the day speaking to a number of witnesses and victims and completing a scene examination.

A 50 year old man was arrested at the scene at the time of the incident and will face a raft of Serious Assault related charges when he appears in the Invercargill District Court on Monday the 3 December.

Police would like to speak to any members of the public who may have been in the area at the time of the incident and who may be able to provide some assistance to contact the Invercargill Police.

At approximately 0830am on Sunday 2 December Police were called to a reported stabbing at an Earn Street address.

A 36 year old male victim was transported to the Southland Hospital by ambulance and treated for moderate head injuries and was later discharged.

As scene examination was carried out by Police Investigators today and a number of witnesses along with the victim were spoken too.

A 24yr old man who is known to the victim has been arrested and will appear in the Invercargill District Court tomorrow on Assault related charges with more serious charges possible following further inquiries.

At approximately 09.45-10.00 am on Sunday the 2 December a 17yr old girl was walking along George Street heading towards Windsor Street.

As she got to the corner of Wilton and George a male has got out of a white van which was parked facing north on Wilton Street near the intersection with George Street.

The male is alleged to have tried to get the girl into the van but she has managed to run off towards Windsor Street.

The male is described as being possibly in his 50-60's with grey/silver hair.

The van is described as being white with tinted windows.

The young female has yet to be properly interviewed by police and was understandably very shaken by the ordeal.

This is the latest of a number of reported incidents which have involved an elderly male in a white van approaching young children over the past month.

Clearly the Invercargill Police would like to identify who this male is and are asking the public who may have been in the area around the time of this incident and seen the white van or the male approach this young female to urgently contact the Invercargill Police.

If you see a suspicious vehicle in particular a white van with an elderly male driving it in your area please take the registration number and ring the police at the time.

Anyone who has any information as to the identity of the person responsible is asked to contact the Invercargill Police or they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news