Police want to speak to Rangi Joseph Harris

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police want to speak to Rangi Joseph Harris in relation to alleged resthome assault

Counties Manukau Police investigating a violent assault that left a 75 year-old woman in a serious condition in hospital want to speak to Rangi Joseph Harris.

At lunchtime yesterday, the 75 year-old victim was visiting a relative at a resthome in Botany, when she was seriously assaulted.

The alleged offender, who is known to the victim and was visiting the same person, then fled.

The victim was rushed by ambulance to Middlemore Hospital with head and facial injuries.

“The victim was viciously assaulted, she was punched, kicked and stomped on.
She was initially in intensive care, fortunately her condition has improved slightly and she is now stable.
She has facial fractures and other injuries though and will remain in hospital” says Detective Sergeant John Love, Counties Manukau Police.

Rangi Joseph Harris (45) is considered to be a person of interest and Police would like to speak to him.
Despite efforts to locate him he has not yet been found and Police would like to hear from anyone who may know where he is.

“We believe Rangi Harris is travelling in a silvery-grey 2008 Kia Sportage, registration ESJ406.
He has links
to the Counties Manukau, Sandringham and Freemans Bay areas” says Det Sgt Love.

Anyone who sees Rangi Harris or knows where he is should call 111 immediately, he should not be approached by members of the public.

Further information can also be given to the Counties Manukau Crime Squad on 09 2611 321.

Information can also be given anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz
Original url