Police Officers Hospitalised After Attack
Officers Hospitalised After Attack
At about 8pm on
Christmas day two Police officers were attacked after being
called to deal with a group of intoxicated youths seen
damaging letter boxes and street signs in
Church-goers saw the youths damaging
letterboxes and police located them a short distance away.
The group entered an address in Tirarau Street where a party
was in progress. Party-goers at the address became
aggressive and assaulted Police as they tried to deal with
The officers were punched and hit to the
ground then kicked while they were on the ground.
officer was knocked unconscious. The second officer
attempted to protect him but was also kicked in the head and
received bruising to his face.
One woman used a brick as
weapon and then tried to shoot the officer with his own
taser. When it failed to fire she smashed it.
assisted by the local Fire Brigade and would like to take
the opportunity to acknowledge their support.
since arrested seven people, five men and two women, on a
variety of charges ranging from intentional damage, assault
on Police and escaping custody. Most of the people arrested
will be appearing in the Whangärei District Court on the
26th of December 2012.
Enquiries are continuing and police
expect further charges to be laid and further arrests to be
Both Officers were taken to Dargaville Hospital
where they were placed under observation and treated for
their injuries. They have now been released from the
Police are also appealing to witnesses to
contact the Dargaville Police station if they saw the
incident and can assist with identifying suspects and
reporting damage in the areas of Gordon Street and Tirarau
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