Police have charged a youth in relation to the violent attack
on a young Hastings teenager two weeks ago.
The 12-year-old was attacked by a group of youths as he
walked through Akina Park on 15 August. He received serious
facial injuries in the attack.
Police said in a statement a 14-year-old Hastings youth
appeared today in the Hastings Youth Court charged with
injuring with intent to injure. He was bailed to appear in
court again next month.
Police say further arrests are possible and it appeared the
group who attacked the boy was known to him.
- By Hawke's Bay Today