Rob Kidd is a NZME. News Service court reporter based in Auckland.

KFC brawl: Teens appear in court

Police detain a suspect following a brawl at the Mangere branch of KFC. Photo / Supplied
Police detain a suspect following a brawl at the Mangere branch of KFC. Photo / Supplied

Two teens charged following a mass brawl that ended in a south Auckland KFC have appeared in court.

The fight, which took place in the Mangere East restaurant on Monday, involved 80 Auckland youths, some of whom reportedly used knives, chairs and pieces of wood as weapons.

The violence started in Walter Massey Park, moved down Massey Rd and spilled into KFC.

Along the way, staff locked themselves inside businesses while others as students suffered injuries bad enough to draw blood.

Favona resident Sweden Aunese, 17, appeared in Manukau District Court this morning charged with disorderly behaviour, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a knife.

According to court documents police claim that the alleged offensive weapon was a hammer.

He was remanded until October.

Another 17-year-old, Te Aoturoa Reihana from Red Hill, appeared in Manukau District Court on Tuesday facing allegations of disorderly behaviour and resisting police.

He was bailed will be back in court this month.

As well as the two who appeared in court, a pair of 15-year-olds were referred to youth aid, police said.

- NZ Herald

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