Two other assaults in New Plymouth's CBD on Saturday night left one victim with a broken tooth and another with a broken nose.
The victim who had part of a tooth knocked out was assaulted on the corner of Devon and Currie streets about 2.10am yesterday, Sergeant Ross Wright said.
Another victim was set upon on the forecourt of the Z service station and was given medical attention for a suspected broken nose.
Both assaults happened between 2am and 3am just before the major incident outside Crowded House which allegedly involved Invercargill's Southland Sharks basketball team and tied police up for the rest of the night.
Yesterday about 2.30pm police arrested a man after a domestic attack on a woman at a house in the city.
A 33-year-old man is to appear in the New Plymouth District Court today charged with two counts of male assaults female.
- Taranaki Daily News
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