10 Sep 2009

Trio charged with kidnap, assaulting boy

6:03 pm on 10 September 2009

Three people have appeared in the Christchurch District Court on kidnapping and assault charges after a boy was attacked in the central city.

Police say the14-year-old suffered cuts and bruises and was probably knocked unconcious during the prolonged assault in Kivers Lane between midnight and 5am on Thursday.

The boy has been released from hospital.

David Witchall, 20, and Hautapu Toka, 18, appeared in Christchurch District Court on Thursday charged with injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawfully detaining the victim.

A 15-year-old male appeared in the Youth Court facing charges in relation to the attack.

The accused were remanded in custody to reappear in court on Friday.