Morgan Tait is the NZ Herald's police reporter.

More teens arrested in relation to attacks on Asian students

Victims of serious assaults on Asian students in Auckland.
Victims of serious assaults on Asian students in Auckland.

Two more teens have been arrested in relation to four attacks on six Asian students in Auckland last week.

Eight teens have already been arrested in relation to two of the attacks in central Auckland, and police have today made two more.

The alleged offenders, aged 18- and 15-years-old, were involved in the brutal assault and robbery of a man as he walked to the Unitec campus in Mt Albert last Thursday morning.

He was attacked as he walked through the Oakley Creek walkway.

Detective Sergeant Neil Hilton said the teens have also been involved in other incidents in the same area, which is reflected in the charges.

He said the 18-year-old will appear in the Auckland District Court today on three charges of aggravated robbery and one charge of assault with intent to rob.

The 15-year-old is being prosecuted through the Youth Court.

"Police are following several positive lines of inquiry in relation to locating outstanding property stolen during the incidents," he said.

- NZ Herald

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