Meat-cleaver gang member caught

ROB KIDD
Last updated 11:17 16/07/2014

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Northland police have nabbed a gang member, allegedly involved in a meat-cleaver attack, who had been on the run for five months.

The 22-year-old man is accused of assaulting another man with the weapon outside the Northern Wairoa Hotel in Dargaville in February.

Acting Whangarei/Kaipara area commander Inspector Justin Rogers said the armed offenders squad assisted Dargaville police in arresting the man at a Baylys Beach address on Monday afternoon.

The suspect initially tried to run off, but was soon caught without incident.

He was charged with breaching parole and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

After appearing in the Whangarei District Court, he was remanded in custody and will be back before a judge on Monday.

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