Group attacked by 'junior gang members'

TOM HUNT
BREAKING NEWS REPORTER
Last updated 07:43 02/11/2012

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A group of 'junior gang members' are thought to be behind a vicious and unprovoked assault outside a Naenae pub.

Sergeant Andrzej Kowalczyk, of Lower Hutt, said a group people were outside the Olympic Hotel in Naenae after closing at 2am today when a gang-affiliated group of five men came from a car and attacked them.

The people, who had been leaving the pub, suffered ''nasty'' injuries including swollen faces and eyes and there was suggestion some were kicked while on the ground. The attack was unprovoked.

Mr Kowalczyk said it was understood the attackers, wearing gang colours, were ''new junior gang-member types''.

While he would not name the gang, he said it was an established group. It was thought the younger members had recently moved into the Lower Hutt area.

The five men got away in a car before police arrived but Mr Kowalczyk said police had positive leads to find them.

Police would investigate the gang links further.

Contact Tom Hunt
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