Police in Wellington have charged two gang-associated men, and are looking for a third, after a series of serious assaults in August.
A 19-year-old was knocked unconscious in a serious assault in Courtney Place on August 25 this year, and two more serious assaults occurred three days later.
Police are still searching for 19-year-old gang prospect Samuel Gray but have arrested two other men involved in the attacks, said Detective Senior Sergeant Donna Howard of the Wellington CIB.
Police, with help from the Armed Offenders Squad, arrested gang member Dean Wilson and gang prospect Lausii Taualupe, both 26-years-old.
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The two men were found in Lonsdale Crescent in Rongotai, Wellington, and each face a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm for the three serious assaults in August.
Ms Howard said police also arrested two other men, aged 18 and 22, at the same property for breach of bail.
The four men have jointly been charged with participating in an organised criminal group and will appear in the Wellington District Court tomorrow.
Ms Howard said a large number of police hours have been spent over the past couple of weeks to locate these offenders, given the risk they posed to the community.
Mr Gray, who is still evading the police, should not be approached said Ms Howard.
She asked anyone with information to call the Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.