26 Sep 2014

Further assault charge for accused teen

5:15 pm on 26 September 2014

A teenager charged with seriously injuring a woman during an attempted bag-snatch has been remanded in custody but will be separated from adult prisoners.

Accused Hendrix Hauwai in the North Shore District Court.

Hendrix Hauwai appeared in the North Shore District Court yesterday (pictured) and again today. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Lucy Knight, 43, sustained head injuries after rushing to the aid of Xiao Dong, who was being mugged outside a supermarket in the Auckland suburb of Northcote on Tuesday.

Hendrix Hauwai, 17, was charged in the North Shore District Court yesterday with aggravated wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and assault with intent to rob, over the incident.

When he reappeared today, he was also charged with assault with intent to injure, in an unrelated incident.

Judge Philippa Sinclair remanded Mr Hauwai in custody until next month but ordered that he be segregated in the prison's youth unit.

Ms Knight remains in a stable condition in hospital.

A fundraising campaign for her and her family has attracted about $220,000.

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