12 Jun 2019

Senior Mongrel Mob members in court over assault charges

4:36 pm on 12 June 2019

Two senior Mongrel Mob members have appeared in court in relation to a serious gang-related assault in Napier last month.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The men, aged 27 and 33, were arrested in Flaxmere yesterday after two properties were searched in relation to the assault.

A District Organised Crime Group investigation into the assault, which occurred at a licensed premise in Ahuriri, led to officers conducting search warrants at two properties in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere yesterday, police said.

A dozen local police staff were assisted by specialist groups, including members of the the Armed Offenders Squad.

A significant amount of cash, cannabis and a substance thought to be methamphetamine were located at one address.

The men were charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and appeared in Hastings District Court yesterday.

They are expected to reappear on Wednesday 3 July. Enquiries are ongoing and further charges are likely.