Christmas Day assault

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are seeking public help over a serious assault around midnight on Christmas Day.

A 16 year old male received moderate stab wounds to his upper body and leg, and was taken to Whakatane Hospital.

Sergeant Darren Thomas says police are grateful to those who provided valuable information to assist their investigation.

He says police are appealing for further information from anyone who saw the incident.

They should contact the Whakatane Police on 3085255, and ask to speak to the Investigation Branch quoting the file reference number 18126/ 5625.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Sam Gardner