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Martinborough man charged with assault; victim in intensive care

News from NZ Police
Wairarapa Police have been progressing their investigation into a serious assault in Martinborough over the weekend.

Senior Sergeant Brent Murray from the Wairarapa CIB said “Police thank the Martinborough community for their assistance into the incident which resulted in a man being admitted to Wellington Hospital”.

A 25-year-old Martinborough man has been charged with common assault, pending further charges, and is remanded in police custody. He will next appear in the Masterton District Court on Monday 5 November.

The further charges being considered include serious charges for the assault. Common assault charges are also being considered for assaults on some of the teenagers at the Broadway Street address.

“Police would like to reiterate that there was not a party at the Broadway Street address and this was a group of teenagers who had met to socialise on a Saturday night,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Murray. “The man who has been hospitalised was called to the address at the request of family members of the teenage occupants and was not called in any official role. Police are continuing to investigate all aspects of the incident.”

News from NZ Police – October 28
A Martinborough man is in intensive care in Wellington Hospital after a fight at a Broadway Street property overnight. He is in a serious condition.

A 25-year-old man is in police custody and will be appearing in court on Monday charged with assault in relation to the incident.

Further charges are being considered.

Wairarapa Police are seeking information from anybody who was in the area around midnight on Saturday night as their investigation continues. Police thank those who have already come forward with information.

Anyone with any information should phone Senior Sergeant Brent Murray from the Wairarapa CIB on 027 540 4394 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.