31 Jan 2016

Man arrested in relation to rest home assault

4:21 pm on 31 January 2016

A man has been arrested in relation to a vicious assault on an elderly woman at an Auckland rest home on Friday.

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Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Police have been looking for Rangi Joseph Harris, 45, since Friday, after a 75-year-old woman was attacked at a Botany resthome.

The woman was punched, kicked and stomped on, police said.

Harris was arrested a short time ago at a Papatoetoe house, and will be charged with wounding to intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is set to appear in the Manukau District Court on Tuesday.