Two men have been charged following a violent burglary which
left two victims with serious facial injuries, including one
who needed an eye surgically removed.
A 27-year-old and a 43-year-old were arrested after police,
investigating the home invasion in Whakamarama home on Sunday
night, raided a Filthy Few Motorcycle Club's property in
Birch Ave, Tauranga yesterday.
The two men were charged with aggravated burglary, wounding
with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and injuring with
intent to injure.
A 50-year-old man remained in Tauranga Hospital in a stable
condition last night, while a 31-year-old man was discharged.
Police would not say whether the victims, believed to be
father and son, were known to their attackers.
Officers spoke to more than a dozen members of the motorcycle
gang during the morning raid, with reports from the scene
saying the Armed Offenders Squad, detectives, several police
units and police dogs carried out the search.
Filthy Few members were split into groups, separated and
questioned by police.
Four masked people entered the Whakamarama home on Sunday
night and seriously assaulted the two occupants inside,
Both occupants were admitted to Tauranga Hospital with
serious facial injuries. One required an eye to be surgically
- Bay of Plenty Times