Good Sa­mar­i­tan bot­tled

Wanganui Chronicle - - Front Page -

A mem­ber of the pub­lic who went to aid a man be­ing beaten up by a gang ended up in hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing hit on the head with a bot­tle. A man was al­legedly be­ing as­saulted with a weapon by Mon­grel Mob mem­bers on Devon St West, New Ply­mouth, about 7.30pm on Wed­nes­day when mem­bers of the pub­lic stepped in. Po­lice said the helpers were al­legedly set upon by the group. One was struck in the head with a bot­tle and went to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. On Thurs­day, po­lice vis­ited mul­ti­ple ad­dresses in New Ply­mouth be­lieved to have links to the Mon­grel Mob gang. Three men, aged 17, 22, and 32, were ar­rested and charged with of­fences in­clud­ing par­tic­i­pat­ing in an or­gan­ised crim­i­nal group and in­jur­ing with in­tent to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm. They ap­peared in New Ply­mouth Dis­trict Court on Thurs­day and were to appear again on July 12.

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