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

 


Assault by drunk teens leaves officer with broken nose

*"Assault by drunk teens leaves officer with broken nose"*

A Christchurch Police officer will require surgery for a broken nose after being attacked when he tried to stop an assault on a teenage girl in Riccarton last night.

The male officer, a sergeant, suffered a broken nose and lacerations to his face and ear after he was set upon by a group of teenagers.

He was admitted to hospital and discharged after treatment, but will require further treatment for his broken nose.

The officer’s prescription glasses were also broken during the assault.

Senior Sergeant Corrie Parnell says the incident occurred after Police had attended a party at an address in Riccarton Road at around 10.30 pm last night [Friday 23 May].

“Police had dealt with the issues at the party and were preparing to leave when the sergeant saw a male assaulting a teenage girl.

“He immediately intervened but the offender resisted arrest – and the girl who was the subject of the assault began attacking the officer, punching and kneeing him in the head.

“She was joined by several other girls who continued the attack until other officers could come to the sergeant’s aid.”

Two offenders were arrested at the scene.

A 17-year old male has been charged with assaulting a female, resisting arrest, and assault a police officer, and will appear in court on Tuesday.

A 14-year old female has been charged with assault with intent to injure, and will appear in Youth Court.

Senior Sergeant Parnell says the officer has been stood down from duty and is recovering at home.

“This kind of attack on officers who are trying to protect victims and members of the public is absolutely senseless,” he says.

“Not surprisingly, alcohol was a major factor.

Alcohol is often behind this sort of violence and disorder and in thisincident most of those involved were showing high levels of intoxication.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Local Governments To Decide: Easter Trading Bill Passes

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More>>c

ALSO:

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news