UPDATE: Further arrests following serious assault, Waimarama
Around 5.45pm on Monday 2 December a man was allegedly
assaulted at his residence by a group of people.
people were arrested on Friday 6 December and appeared at
Hastings District Court on Monday 9 December.
three people were arrested on Monday 9 December and are due
to appear at Hastings District Court on Friday 13
The latest arrests are in addition to 13 arrests
made on Thursday 5 December.
Those arrested are believed
to be Mongrel Mob Redcoats members or associates.
have been charged with Participating in an Organised
Criminal Group and more charges are
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