Masterton schoolboys attacked with branch

SEAMUS BOYER
Last updated 12:17 12/11/2012

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Two schoolboys attacked in a Masterton street early yesterday were bashed with a tree branch, police say.

A police officer found the two brothers, aged 11 and 12, bleeding at 1am yesterday following the alleged attack.

One boy was knocked unconscious and the other left with broken teeth after they were both hit with the branch.

Senior Sergeant Warwick Burr said police were still investigating the lead-up to the incident, but it appeared the boys were walking along the street with two other primary school-aged boys at the time.

As they passed a Bannister St property they were approached and attacked by a 17-year-old.

A call from a neighbour alerted police to the incident, he said.

Two of the boys managed to avoid the altercation, while the brothers received moderate injuries along with minor cuts and bruises.

They were taken to Wairarapa Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries and later discharged.

Mr Burr said police later arrested the 17-year-old, charging him with assault with a weapon.

He is due to appear at Masterton District Court today.

It is not known why the boys were walking through Masterton at that time of the night.

An investigation into the incident was continuing, Mr Burr said.

 

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