Officer's skull fractured in Waikato baseball bat assault

One of the two police officers assaulted in a Waikato baseball bat attack suffered a skull fracture and remains in hospital.

The officers were assaulted in Hamilton overnight following a routine traffic stop.

A vehicle containing three people in Fairfield was stopped just after midnight and the officers were speaking to the driver when he allegedly produced a baseball bat and attacked them.

Both officers were taken to Waikato Hospital.

One suffered a concussion and was discharged, the other has a skull fracture and remains in hospital in a stable condition, a police spokesperson said.

A 17-year-old male was arrested and will appear in the Youth Court.

The spokesperson said the officers involved would like to express their gratitude to well-wishers and asked for privacy.









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