Animal cruelty among arrests

22:59, Mar 03 2014

Hawera police have dealt with several violent offences since Sunday.

A 56-year-old Hawera man was arrested on an animal cruelty charge and a 32-year-old Patea man has been charged with common assault.

Both will appear in the Hawera District Court tomorrow.

A 14-year-old boy from Hawera was also dealt with by police for possessing an offensive weapon. He will be referred to Youth Aid.

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