A gang of three - including a 15-year-old - beat a man in a
"ferocious" daylight attack in an Albert Town street.
The trio were arrested after the assault in Dale St about
Police are now seeking sightings of a vehicle connected to
Two males, aged 17 and 20, are to appear in the Queenstown
District Court today charged with assault with intent to
A 15-year-old male has been referred to Police Youth Aid
"The assault was witnessed by a number of residents who were
concerned at the ferocity and duration of the attack on the
victim," Sergeant Simon Paget, of Wanaka, said.
"Wanaka police are still very keen to speak to any other
individuals who witnessed the attack and urge them to get in
Police are appealing for sightings and information regarding
a Silver Mitsubishi Chariot which appeared to be set up for
''A male and female in this vehicle are key to our
investigation and we would like to speak to them as soon as
possible," Sgt Paget said.
"As the two are possibly visitors to New Zealand and may be
transient or residing in camping grounds we would ask the
general public to keep an eye out for it and report any
sightings to police.
"We are very concerned about the wellbeing of the occupants
and urge them to get in touch with police" Sgt Paget said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Wanaka police on
(03) 443 7272.