Seven gang members have been arrested following an all-in
brawl involving a meat cleaver, hammer and axe in Hastings
At about 1.30pm police responded to multiple calls from
concerned residents when the fight, involving up to 10
people, began on the intersection of Eastbourne St and Willow
The brawl was still in progress when police arrived.
Seven men aged between 15 and 24 were arrested and have been
charged with unlawful assembly and possession of offensive
A number of weapons including hammers, meat cleavers, and an
axe were used.
It is understood four of the arrested were members or
associates of Black Power, while the remaining three were
members or associates of the Mongrel Mob.
Senior Sergeant Luke Shadbolt said there were no significant