Arrest after serious assault on Police officer in Rotorua
"Arrest following serious assault on Police officer in Rotorua"
Please attribute to Bay of Plenty District Commander, Superintendent Andy McGregor:
Police have this evening arrested a 24-year-old man in relation to the assault of on-duty Police officer in Owhata, Rotorua last night.
The man is due to appear in Rotorua District Court tomorrow on a charge of attempted murder.
We are continuing to support the injured officer who is making good progress.
He remains in hospital in a stable condition.
No officer should go to work and be faced with this sort of violence.
This was a gutless attack on one of our officers and we are relieved to make an arrest and hold this man to account.
As the matter is before the court, Police will not be making further comment on the incident.