Two 17-year-olds have been arrested and charged in relation
to the early morning attack on a 32-year-old man in Havelock
North yesterday morning.
Hawkes Bay Police said in a statement that the two teenagers
were arrested this afternoon and were charged with injuring
with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Both will appear
in the Hastings District Court in the morning.
The incident occurred at about 3:50am yesterday when the
victim was standing outside the clock tower public toilets on
Te Aute Road, central Havelock North.
Detective Sergeant Craig Vining said: "The two men are known
to one another but did not know the victim, who remains in
"It was heartening that the public rallied around the victim
and contacted police with information so quickly, which has
assisted in the charging of these two men."