Police seek man after serious assault

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Shane James Old
Shane James Old

Police are seeking a man in relation to a serious assault in Whangamata on February 6 that resulted in a Whangamata man being flown to hospital with serious head injuries.

Shane James Old, 42, has been identified by police as a person of interest after the attack, saying they believe he will be able to give a clearer picture of what happened.

He is described as a male Maori of medium build and about 185cm tall, and police believe he has contacts throughout the Coromandel.

Anyone with information in relation to Mr Old's location are asked to contact Mr Everson at the Waihi Police Station on 07 8633711, or anonymously with Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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