Masterton schoolboys attacked with branch

Last updated 12:17 12/11/2012

Relevant offers


Financial adviser acquitted of assaulting former cricket mate during beach weekend Disabled man who cannot stop eating fighting for more support Wellington and Wairarapa bracing for gales and rain 'Not my smartest decision': teen who stole morphine from ambulance Wairarapa train commuters hit with 80 minute delays Convicted killer Phillip John Smith faces up to five more years in jail without parole Record number of patient complaints over public healthcare Vineyard flying squad of NZ falcons celebrates first year Prominent financial adviser denies assaulting former mate on lads' weekend Well-behaved revellers stay relatively dry as Martinborough gets Toasting


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.


Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more




Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content