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Police seek witnesses to serious assault in Hillcrest

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray, Waitemata Police.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault that occurred on Coronation Road, Hillcrest on Friday 27 April, 2018.

At approximately 9.40pm about twelve Head Hunter gang members on motorcycles were part of a memorial ride for ‘Johnny Danger’, the motorcyclist who died in a fatal crash on 25 April, 2018.

One of the gang members had a minor crash on Coronation Road with a Nissan ute which was not part of the memorial ride.

The driver and his passenger got out of their ute to check on the motorcycle rider who was not injured.

As they did, another Head Hunter gang member has approached the pair who were simply checking on the rider’s welfare.

The offender has punched the driver in the head causing the victim to fall to the ground where he remained unconscious. He has then punched the passenger twice before the group left on their motorcycles.

The driver of the ute was left badly injured and the pair are shaken from their ordeal, and are still recovering.

The motorcycle involved in the incident was moved to a superette carpark on the intersection of Stanaway Street and Coronation Road.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage and would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or events that occurred after the incident. In particular, a male riding a moped/scooter with a red and silver helmet who rode into the carpark within minutes of the incident and; a male and female who were walking their white terrier dog who stopped to look at the damage to the motorbike at 9:53pm.

“This was an unprovoked, malicious assault and Police are looking to identify and hold the person responsible to account. We urge them to do the right thing and come forward. We are also asking for anyone who witnessed the ordeal or has any information to contact police,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray.

If you have any information that could help our investigation, please contact Waitemata CIB on (09) 477 5261.

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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