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Man arrested after assaults at music festival in Basin Reserve

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Report from RNZ
A man who was arrested over the assault of two security guards at a Wellington music festival is also being investigated in connection with assaults on several women.

The police say the man was arrested during the Peachy Keen festival at the Basin Reserve on Saturday, and will be charged with two counts of common assault.

Witnesses had earlier reported seeing a man assault several women in separate incidents.

However, the women could not be located in the crowd, and the police are asking for anyone who may have information to contact them.

The NZ Herald reports Peachy Keen posted on its Facebook page that they were extremely saddened to hear of the alleged assaults. “We built this festival because of a lack of comfort at other festivals we have attended around the world. This sort of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will continue to work as hard as we can to build events where everyone feels safe, secure and comfortable at; and enjoy their time while in our care.”

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