Young people charged following Kawerau assault, Friday night

As put by Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Wilson, Eastern Bay of Plenty Investigations Manager:

Four young people have been charged following an assault outside a Kawerau business, Friday 21 June.

Police were called to a gas station on the corner of Plunket and Islington Streets about 12.35pm after reports of an altercation involving a group of young people.

One person was found in a critical condition with injuries consistent with stab wounds, and they remain in a stable condition at Waikato Hospital.

Multiple knives have since been seized, a scene examination conducted, and Police have spoken with a number of people who were in the area.

The four young people, between the ages of 14 and 15, have been remanded due to re-appear before the Whakatane Youth Court on charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, in the coming week.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.