A man accused of assaulting another man with a meat cleaver
at a Wairoa hotel in February has been arrested.
The Armed Offenders Squad helped Dargaville police arrest the
22-year-old on Monday afternoon at a Baylys Beach address. He
initially tried to run off but was caught soon after, Acting
Whangarei/Kaipara Area Commander Inspector Justin Rogers
The 22-year-old allegedly assaulted another man with a weapon
believed to be a meat cleaver outside the Northern Wairoa
Hotel in February.
He was charged with breaching parole and wounding with intent
to cause grievous bodily harm.
He was remanded in custody and would appear in the Whangarei
District Court on July 21, police said.