Two people are in hospital with fractured skulls after large
scale disorder erupted at a series or parties in Rotorua.
An open invite on Facebook has been implicated in attracting
scores of young people to one of the parties on Friday night.
Police were called to a fight in Pretoria St and King St
about 11.20pm and found a series of parties in the same
Pretoria St flat complex.
Police said it appeared at least one of the parties was
advertised on Facebook as an open invite. Police estimated
the parties attracted between 100 and 150 people in their
late teens to early 20s.
At least six people were injured as a result of the disorder.
All six were taken to hospital and two remain in Waikato
Hospital with fractured skulls. Of the other four, one
suffered a serious facial laceration requiring numerous
stitches and another suffered a "nasty" head injury.
Police want to hear from anyone in the area who witnessed any
assaults, or has information about anyone who was armed or
using objects as weapons.
Police also want to know about any other assault victims
injured during the disorder.
Anyone with information should contact Rotorua police on (07)
349 9400. Alternatively information can be provided
anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
- The Daily Post