Source: New Zealand Police
Please attribute to Detective Tom Malcolm, Auckland City Police.
Police can now confirm that we have identified and arrested three teenagers in relation to a violent assault of two men in Auckland’s CBD on 5 May 2018.
The two male victims were violently assaulted and rendered unconscious in what was a completely unprovoked and frightening attack on Queen Street.
Three 17-year-old males have all been charged with two counts of injures with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. One of the males also faces an additional charge of assault with a weapon.
Two of the alleged offenders have since appeared in Auckland District Court where they were remanded on bail until their next court appearance on 13 June 2018.
The third male will be appearing in the Youth Court.
Detective Tom Malcolm says Police worked tirelessly on this investigation and cannot rule out the possibility of further arrests as enquiries continue.
“I would like to thank members of our community who came forward with vital information which has allowed to Police to identify those allegedly involved. I would also like to acknowledge Police Ten 7 for their assistance.”
“Thankfully, the victims are expected to make a full recovery and we hope these arrests provide them with some degree of comfort in what has been a trying time for them. Every person has the right to go out and enjoy a night out without fear of being attacked,” says Det. Malcolm.
We continue to urge anyone who has information regarding this case to contact Auckland Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Shelley Nahr/NZ Police