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Update: Creekfest assault

Update: Creekfest assault

Porirua Police yesterday interviewed two young girls in relation to the assault of another girl at Creekfest on Saturday 25 March 2018.

The two offenders, aged 12 and 15, have been referred to Youth Aid.

"Police acknowledge the emotions of anger and resentment in the community towards the actions of these girls, and we would like to thank the public for their support and assistance with the investigation, says Kapiti Mana Area Prevention Manager, Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson.

“I would ask the community to understand that the matter is now being dealt with appropriately, and the people involved need our support to enable them to change their behaviour.

“While we can't undo what has been done, we can collectively try to prevent this happening in the future.

“This incident highlights the fact that we still have a lot of work to do around how violence in the home and in our community can influence a young person's behaviour,” says Senior Sergeant Ferguson


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