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Gang Member Arrested Near Dargaville

Gang Member Arrested Near Dargaville

Police a have arrested a high risk suspect who had been wanted following a serious assault in earlier this year.

The 22-year-old gang member allegedly assaulted another man with a weapon believed to be a meat cleaver outside the Northern Wairoa Hotel in February.

Acting Whangärei/Kaipara Area Commander Inspector Justin Rogers said the Armed Offenders Squad assisted Dargaville Police in arresting the man on Monday afternoon at a Baylys Beach address. He initially tried to run off, but was soon caught without incident.

The man has been charged with breaching parole and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He has been remanded in custody and will appear in the Whangärei District Court again on July 21.

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