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Assault in New Brighton


New Brighton Police are investigating an Assault and Robbery by the toilet area just to the south of the New Brighton Pier between 11.30pm and 11.45pm on Saturday 18 December 2010.

A male victim was waiting for two friends who were using the toilets near the basketball court and amphitheatre to the south of the New Brighton Pier.

A small group of males approached him and assaulted and robbed him of his wallet.

The offenders appeared to belong to a group of up to twelve youths which included several females, and it appeared as though they may have been drinking in the area.

After the assault the offenders and group left the area heading north towards the library and mall area.

The victim was knocked unconscious during the assault and was hospitalised.

The offenders are described as being young male Maori or Pacific Islanders aged between 16 and 20 years. They were wearing hooded sweatshirts and blue bandannas over their faces.

Police are endeavouring to identify the offenders and are seeking information from the public.

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