Three people have been arrested in relation to the alleged serious assault of a man and woman in Raetihi overnight.

They were allegedly assaulted when they interrupted the group who had been allegedly trying to steal property.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, a 25-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault and burglary, and a 21-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault.

Police inquiries into the incident are continuing.

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