Assault charge after Christchurch brawl

OLIVIA CARVILLE AND CAROLINE KING
Last updated 15:51 25/07/2012
Simeon St brawl July 24
JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/Fairfax NZ

BLOODY FIGHT: A brawl involving a group of men, thought to be in their early 20s, in Simeon St about 8pm ended with four people in hospital.

Relevant offers

Crime

Police post warning against stolen property turning up on Facebook pages Crowbar-wielding burglars flee Dunedin petrol station Canterbury mum who drink-drove with her young children in the car admits 'stupidity' Number plate theft on the rise nationwide Teens entangled in three police chases in Waikato and Bay of Plenty Buying illegal drugs online has never been easier for Kiwis Memorial plaque on Routeburn Track to commemorate Czech tramper Suspicious fire hit barn on rural property outside Tauranga Serious Fraud Office investigates iwi leader Roger Pikia Man arrested after evading police in Hawke's Bay

A man has been charged with assault after a street fight in Spreydon, Christchurch last night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Murton said the man, in his 30s, was arrested and charged last night.

He appeared in court today and was remanded on bail to reappear on  August 7.

He was one of two men treated at Christchurch Hospital last night and discharged.

Two other men remain in hospital.

Murton said investigations suggested up to eight people were involved in the brawl.

"We believe the incident occurred after a number of people arrived at the address by car, and a fight developed between that group and people at the address,'' he said.

"At this stage we do not know specifically what has triggered the fight. Weapons were involved, but we are not releasing details of the types of weapons.

"There are indications of some history of contact between the two groups of people."

The fight is believed to have occurred on the street outside the house.

A scene examination at the property will not be completed until late today or tomorrow.

Police are talking to nearby residents and other witnesses.

A dozen officers are continuing to work on the investigation.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content