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Teenage girls go to police station after stabbing attack on Upper Hutt taxi driver

News from NZ Police
Two teenage girls today handed themselves in to the Upper Hutt Police Station in relation to an attack on a taxi driver in Queen Street, Upper Hutt, early yesterday morning.

The pair, aged 16 and 15, are being interviewed by Police and will be referred to Youth Aid for a family group conference.

The Police inquiry is continuing and further CCTV footage is being reviewed. Due to the age of the young people, Police will not be releasing any of this footage.

The NZ Herald reports that the taxidriver was stabbed in the head with a sharp object after he refused to give a free ride to the two girls.

The taxi company says he is taking a few days off to recover, after being released from hospital.