A Ngaruawahia gang leader has been charged over a de-patching of one of his members in an alleged vicious assault in the town.
Allan James Pink, also known as Jamie, made a brief appearance in the Hamilton District Court today facing a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and participating in a criminal group with three or more unidentified Tribal Huk gang members with a shared objective of committing a serious violence offence.
The charge relates to an alleged incident in one of the town's main streets which allegedly saw a Huk member viciously beaten, suffering broken legs, in a public de-patching from the gang.
Through his lawyer, Roger Laybourn, he didn't enter any plea to the charges.
The 47-year-old was instead remanded in custody until tomorrow when he will make a bail application.
Pink is a staunch crusader for ridding the small Waikato town of P, while his gang also makes sandwiches for about 100 needy school children.