Kayaker attacked at Lake Horowhenua

KATHRYN KING
Last updated 13:06 12/02/2013
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Philip Dean Taueki

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A Levin man who was arrested overnight after allegedly assaulting a kayaker with a rock at Lake Horowhenua can now be named.

Philip Dean Taueki, 53, appeared in the Levin District Court today in front of Judge Gregory Ross.

He was remanded on bail to reappear on February 27.

Levin Police Sergeant Marty Bull said the 53 year-old man ''took exception'' to a group of five kayakers at the lake between 6pm and 7pm last night.

He is alleged to have threatened the kayakers while brandishing a baseball bat at them.

One of the members of the group was injured after the man threw a rock at him, hitting him in the upper thigh.

The man suffered a cut and swelling to the area.

The offender was charged with possession of an offensive weapon, assault with a weapon and speaking threateningly.

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