12 Dec 2014

Teen charged with attacking elderly pair

1:03 pm on 12 December 2014

The police have charged a 17-year-old youth with attacking an elderly couple in their Waikanae home.

The pair, in their mid 80s, were assaulted on Monday night and are still recovering in hospital from head and face injuries.

The teenager faces two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and will appear in the Porirua District Court this afternoon.

He is also charged with burgling the elderly couple's home, and another property nearby earlier that evening.