Second arrest over alleged samurai sword attack

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Police have made a second arrest over an alleged samurai sword attack near Thames that left a 23-year-old man with serious injuries.

Emergency services were called to the Matatoki property at about 5pm on Monday following reports of an assault.

The victim was taken to hospital with a broken jaw, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested shortly afterwards.

Police have now arrested his 21-year-old brother in connection with the assault and recovered a weapon.

"A samurai sword believed used in the attack has also been recovered while the 23-year-old victim who suffered a broken jaw and facial lacerations has been discharged from Waikato Hospital and is recuperating from his injuries at his home,'' said Senior Sergeant Graham Shields.

The second alleged offender will appear in the Hamilton District Court tomorrow on charges of causing injury.

The 16-year-old appeared in court on Tuesday charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.


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