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Police appeal for information on Sumner assault

Police appeal for information on Sumner assault

Christchurch Police are appealing for information from the public relating to an assault in Sumner earlier this month.

Detective Sergeant James Simpson says two males seriously assaulted an 18-year old male in Nayland Street, at about 1:30 am on Saturday 2 March.

The victim received a broken nose, broken eye socket, fractured hand and bruising. He was treated overnight in Christchurch hospital.

Detective Sergeant Simpson says the incident happened when the man and a friend were walking north on Wakefield Street when they were approached and assaulted by two men near the intersection with Nayland Street.

One offender is described as a male Polynesian, aged around 30, approximately 1.82cm (6 ft) tall, of heavy build with big shoulders and stomach, and reported to be wearing a blue baseball cap on backwards, light blue hoody and jeans.

The second offender is described as a male Polynesian, shorter than the other man, of stocky build, with short hair, and wearing a white t-shirt with rolled-up sleeves.

Detective Sergeant Simpson says initial efforts to identify the offenders have not been successful, and Police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information about the alleged offenders, to come forward

Any information can be reported to Detective Sergeant Simpson, ph. (03) 3637523 or to Christchurch police station on (03) 3637400.

Alternatively, to provide information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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