Teens warn­ing

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Po­lice are ‘‘dis­ap­pointed but not sur­prised’’ by an al­leged as­sault on two of­fi­cers by drunk teenaged girls. The 14 and 18-year-old were ar­rested on K Rd at about 6pm on Satur­day. The of­fi­cers were fol­low­ing an un­re­lated in­ci­dent when the girls started ver­bally abus­ing them, In­spec­tor Vaughn Gra­ham says. The al­leged as­sault came af­ter one of the girls was ini­tially ar­rested for con­tin­u­ing to use of­fen­sive lan­guage, he says. The of­fi­cers’ in­juries were mi­nor and the girls are fac­ing charges. It’s a timely re­minder for par­ents to take an ac­tive in­ter­est in their chil­dren’s where­abouts and safety, he says. ‘‘We rou­tinely see younger teens com­ing into the city and are pretty con­fi­dent that, on many oc­ca­sions, par­ents will not be aware of what they are get­ting up to or where they are. ‘‘Satur­day evening in any met­ro­pol­i­tan city is not an ideal place for an in­tox­i­cated 14-year-old.’’

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