Wellington Scoop

Teenager charged with assaulting student in Courtenay Place

News from NZ Police
A man has been charged over an incident in central Wellington that left another man requiring surgery to repair his broken jaw.

The man, a 19-year-old local student, was seriously injured in an assault outside Readings Cinema in Courtenay Place on 8th November. He was walking with a friend when he was knocked to the ground and assaulted further. He required surgery and the installation of a metal plate to repair the damage to his jaw.

On Friday 22nd January, Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old male with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was remanded in custody and appeared in the Wellington District Court on Tuesday.

Constable Oliver Crellin of the Wellington Criminal Investigation Branch says this was “an unprovoked and violent attack on a member of the public enjoying the Wellington nightlife.”

Police thank the public for enabling the identification of those involved.

News from NZ Police – November 25
Can you identify these men? At about 4:05am on Sunday 8th November, a man was walking with a friend past Reading Cinemas in Courtenay Place when he was knocked to the ground and seriously assaulted by an unknown group of males.

The victim suffered significant facial injuries and required surgery to repair his broken jaw as a result of the assault.

Police would like to speak about the assault with two males captured on CCTV in the area at the time.

Anyone who may be able to identify either of them is asked to contact Constable Oliver Crellin at Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000.