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

 


Police seek information following Papanui assault

Police seek information following Papanui assault


Christchurch Police are seeking information or sightings related to an assault in Papanui on Thursday evening [24 April].

A 28-year old man was assaulted in St James Park, Harewood Road, during the incident. He sustained a dislocated shoulder, fractured jaw, fractured nose and a fractured eye socket that will require surgery.

Detective Andrew Henderson says Police were contacted at around 7.30pm by a female associate of the victim.

"From our inquiries to date we believe the victim had been at the Phoenix Bar near the corner of Papanui, Harewood and Main North Roads.

"Around 3.30 to 4pm he left the premises, in the company of a woman, and possibly met another man and a woman. The group has walked to St James Park.

"Unfortunately the victim has no memory of the three hours between leaving the bar and being assaulted in St James Park.

"From information provided by witnesses we believe the victim and his associate had some contact with a group of three men at the park.

"At around 7pm an altercation occurred and the three men allegedly assaulted the victim, then left the scene.

"Several people stopped and assisted the victim, and a cyclist followed the three offenders through the park along the pedestrian walkway beside the railway line to the Blighs Road entrance."

The three men are described as Pacific Islanders; one was described as being approximately 20 to 25 years of age, of large, stocky build, 183 cm (6 ft) tall, wearing a white hoodie, shorts and jandals.

The other two males were both described as wearing dark hoodies.

Police would like to identify the three men and are appealing for any information as to their identity.

Detective Henderson the three men had been seen drinking and intimidating passers-by in St James Park on the afternoon of Thursday 24 April.

Investigators also want to contact the woman, possibly known as Georgia, who had been with the victim and his companion after they left the bar and walked towards St James Park.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Henderson at Christchurch Police, ph. (03) 3637400.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news