Men arrested after assaults
Putaruru Police have arrested two men in relation to a series of assaults that took place in Lichfield recently.
While investigations are continuing, Sergeant Jason Shailer said the arrests were made last week following incidents outside a 21st birthday party, which was being held in Lichfield School and Community Hall.
‘‘ We are investigating it. There are more enquiries to be made. There are a couple of people we want to speak to but [they] seem to be elusive.’’
A 22-year-old Putaruru man has pleaded guilty to one charge of assault and will appear in Tokoroa District Court on December 11, while a 28- year- old Australian man pleaded guilty to three charges of assault in Hamilton District Court last week.
Mr Shailer said the assaults were fuelled by a cocktail of alcohol, testerone and bravado.