Seven arrests after man seriously injured

File Photo / NZ Herald
File Photo / NZ Herald

Seven people have been arrested over an incident in Tauranga that left a man with serious head wounds.

About 2am on March 3 two vehicles containing several people arrived at a car park in Twelfth Avenue.

The vehicle occupants were all armed with weapons described by witnesses as ranging from large bladed knives to lengths of steel chain, and a sword.

An assault took place, resulting in a 20-year-old man suffering serious head injuries.

He was hospitalised for several days.

Today police searched a number of properties in Tauranga and arrested six men and one woman aged between 21 and 39, all associates or members of a criminal gang, said police.

Officers also recovered stolen property including a farm motorbike, a road bike, and a small number of cannabis plants.

All seven face a joint charge of participating in an organised criminal group.

The seven are due to appear at Tauranga District Court tomorrow.

Further charges were likely.


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