Violent Onehunga train station assault

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police seek information on violent Onehunga train station assault.”
Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong, Auckland City Police.

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify three people who we believe can help with enquiries into a violent assault that occurred at the Onehunga Train Station on Saturday.

On 19 May at approximately 1.40pm a 25-year-old Columbian man was sitting down waiting for his train when he was approached by a male offender who demanded the victim’s wallet.

The victim declined, and the offender began to savagely beat him, kicking him to the ground and continually punching and kicking him as he lay defenceless on the ground.

The victim has received serious head injuries including a fractured eye socket and a deep gash to his head.

Police are appalled by this completely unprovoked and violent attack and need the public’s help to identify the offender.

“This was a particularly violent assault and we are determined to identify the offender involved and hold him to account for this. What was also very concerning was the extreme level of violence used, well over and above that needed to overcome the resistance of the victim. Someone will recognise the offender, his friends or family will know who he is and we urge anyone with information which may help us identify him to contact police immediately,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong.

We are also looking to identify and speak to the other two people in these images. The male was wearing camouflage pants and a blue top and the female was wearing a blue and black jacket.

If you have any information that could help our investigation, please contact Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong on (09) 524 1962 or Sergeant Harris (after 1pm) on (09) 524 1961.

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
images, online at: http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-seek-information-violent-onehunga-train-station-assault

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