22 Jun 2021

Man remanded in custody after assault on elderly woman in Napier

1:46 pm on 22 June 2021

A man charged with assaulting a woman in her 90s and her son in Napier has been remanded in custody.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police were called to the assault in Kennedy Rd on Sunday morning.

The victims were both seriously injured and remain in hospital in a stable condition.

Police charged a 25-year-old Wairoa man with attempt to cause grievous bodily harm after the assault.

He appeared in Hastings District Court today.

He was granted name suppression and did not make a plea.

He will appear in the Napier District Court next month.