Fri, May 17, 2024 6:07 PM

Youths arrested after teen assaulted in Motueka


Staff Reporter

Two youths have been arrested and police are making further enquiries after a teenager was assaulted by a group in Motueka on Thursday afternoon.

Area response manager, senior sergeant Martin Tunley, states that police have reviewed a video of the incident are “extremely concerned” by the violence involved.

“It has no place in our community,” he says.

“We want to thank the adults who stepped in to protect the victim while trying to de-escalate the situation.”

Nobody was seriously hurt, and police are supporting the victim and their family.

“I can reassure the public that we take this offending seriously, two offenders were quickly identified,” Martin says.

“Enquiries into the matter are ongoing, and others involved will be dealt with appropriately.”

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