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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.