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Police updates – Warkworth assault arrest, Hamilton missing boy, Tasman checkpoints

Police updates 13 December 2022 news

Police udpates on crimes and investigations for 13 December 2022.

Arrest, Warkworth assault

Waitematā Police have arrested a person in relation to a serious assault on Friday night in Warkworth, which left a man in a critical condition.

A 21-year-old-man is expected to appear in the North Shore District Court today, charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and injuring with intent to injure.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Falls Road and Hudson Road about 11.30pm after a report of a verbal altercation between a man and a group of people in vehicles.

Shortly after, the man was found seriously injured on the side of the road, and was transported to hospital. He remains there, in a critical but stable condition.

Police enquiries are ongoing, but they would still like to hear from anyone in the area around Falls Road and Hudson Road who were in the vicinity or have witnessed the assault.

If you can help, please call 105 and quote file number 221210/6559, or make a report online using Update My Report. You can also share information anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Missing boy found, Hamilton

Police have located the ten-year-old-boy reported missing in Hamilton yesterday evening.

He has been found safe and well.

Police would like to thank those who provided information which led to him being located.

Tasman Police disappointed by checkpoint results

Nelson Tasman Police are urging motorists to make a conscious decision to not get behind the wheel after drinking.

Fourteen drivers were processed for excessive breath alcohol at checkpoints on Friday and Saturday nights in Nelson, Wakefield and Motueka.

The operation was part of ongoing road policing checkpoints that will take place over the summer months.

More than two thousand breath tests were conducted.

Acting Tasman Road Policing Manager Senior Sergeant Hamish Chapman says fourteen people drink-driving is far too many.

Ten people were not wearing seatbelts and five people were driving while using mobile phones.

Five motorists had their driving license suspended for driving at speeds in excess of 140 kph.

Senior Sergeant Chapman says the number of people not driving safely in the lead-up to Christmas is disappointing.

“The majority of motorists were doing all the right things – wearing their seatbelt, not driving while impaired, not using cellphones when driving, and driving to the conditions and speed limits.

“Unfortunately, there were still some who were putting themselves and others at risk.”

Motorists can expect to see Police out any time any where, on roads across the Tasman district right throughout the summer, to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely.

“The more we can be out there influencing behaviours like wearing seatbelts, not speeding, driving free of distraction and not driving while impaired, the safer we all are.”

If you’re in any doubt about whether you’re safe or legal to drive, Police’s advice is simple – don’t do it.

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