Police have arrested five young people following a serious assault that took place in Stanmore Bay on January 4.
The incident happened when a group of males approached another group outside the Brightside Road shops.
An 18-year-old male victim was assaulted by one of the alleged offenders and knocked to the ground.
A second victim, a 20-year-old male, was seriously assaulted by the group of males, sustaining multiple injuries including a fractured jaw.
Police carried out a number of enquiries into this incident and executed search warrants at three addresses on February 1.
Five males, aged between 14 and 19, have been arrested and were to appear in the North Shore Youth Court on February 5, on grievous assault charges.
Waitemata North Area Prevention manager, Senior Sergeant Steve Pivac, says this was a serious incident and Police and the community will not tolerate this type of violent behaviour.
“We want our community to feel safe,” Snr Sgt Pivac says. “If anyone has witnessed any incidents of a similar nature, we urge them to contact their local Police station to report the matter and we will investigate any complaints thoroughly.”
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and Police are unable to rule out the possibility of further charges.