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Arrest made following Edgecumbe assault

Edgecombe assault news

Police have this evening arrested a 26-year-old man in relation to an assault at Riverslea Mall in Edgecumbe earlier this week.

Shortly before 5pm on Tuesday, Police received a report of an assault near the toilets at the mall.

A boy in his mid-teens, who was with another group of boys, had been subject to a prolonged and violent assault which left him with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, and has since been discharged and is expected to make a full recovery.

A 26-year-old man has been taken into custody and charged with wounding with intent.

The man is due to appear in the Whakatane District Court on Tuesday, 14 June.

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