A man has been charged over an assault that took place at Browns Bay restaurant on Sunday night.
Waitematā East Area Prevention Manager, Inspector Todd Moore-Carter says Police responded to the restaurant on Inverness Road before 7pm, where the man had assaulted a boy with a wine bottle.
“The bottle didn’t break; however, the boy suffered bruising and has since been medically assessed.
“Patrons at the restaurant contacted Police immediately and staff responded to the restaurant shortly afterward.”
A 39-year-old man was located at the scene, and he has since been charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The man is expected to appear in the North Shore District Court today.
“I would like to reassure the community that this was an isolated incident, and we continue to encourage them to frequent their local restaurants,” Inspector Moore-Carter says.
“Police share our community’s concern when these sorts of incidents occur and we have no tolerance whatsoever for this sort of violence.
“We would like to acknowledge the restaurant staff and other patrons who immediately came to the boy’s aid.
“Staff at the restaurant kept the man at the restaurant and contacted Police straight away. This allowed Police to respond so we could apprehend this man.”
Police have ensured there is support available for the boy and his family involved in this incident. He did not require hospitalisation as a result.
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