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Police updates – Waitara crash, Cambridge serious incident

Police updates for 5 May 2022.

Body recovered, Waitara crash

Police can confirm the body of one person has been recovered from the car that went into Waitara River.

The vehicle was removed yesterday evening and the road is now open.

A formal identification process will be undertaken to identify the victim.

Serious incident, Cambridge

Police are speaking with a person, following a serious incident in Cambridge yesterday evening.

At around 8:45pm emergency services were called to a commercial premises on Campbell Street in Leamington following a report of a grievous assault.

Upon arrival, Police located three people with serious stab-related injuries.

Police are speaking with a man who is assisting with our enquiries.

Campbell Street will be closed between Burns Street and Shakespeare Street overnight while a scene examination takes place.

The local community will notice an increased Police presence in the area over the coming days while staff make enquiries in the area.

Police are in the early stages of the investigation and enquiries remain ongoing into the circumstances.

However, police believe this is an isolated incident.

Anyone who has any information in relation to the incident is encouraged to get in touch with Police via 105 and quote event number P050463060.

Person charged following serious incident in Cambridge

One person has been charged following a serious incident at a Cambridge restaurant on Campbell Street last night.

A 31-year-old person was due to appear in the Hamilton District Court today charged with three counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and wilful damage.

Three victims remain in Waikato Hospital in a stable condition.

Police are not looking for anybody else in relation to the matter.

“What we know at this time is that the alleged offender was known to one of the victims,” says Waikato West Area Commander Inspector Will Loughrin.

Police will ensure support is provided to those who were present in the restaurant at the time.

“This was an incredibly traumatic event for those either dining or working at the restaurant and we’ll ensure they receive any support required,” says Inspector Loughrin.

“A scene examination will continue today and the community will notice an increased Police presence in the area as we continue with our enquiries.”

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