A police spokeswoman mentioned officers have been referred to as to reviews of a person being injured following an assault on Hereford St about 2.35am on Sunday. (File picture).
A person was significantly injured in an early-morning assault in Christchurch’s CBD, probably linked to the Mongrel Mob.
A police spokeswoman mentioned officers have been referred to as to reviews of a person being injured following an assault on Hereford St about 2.35am on Sunday.
“Inquiries are ongoing into the circumstances of the incident,” the spokeswoman mentioned.
Stuff understands the person was significantly injured within the incident and police are investigating a potential Mongrel Mob hyperlink.
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Dozens of Mighty Mongrel Mob Barbarian MC members descended on the South Island on Friday as a part of a national gathering over the weekend.
They arrived in Christchurch on Friday and are anticipated to journey to different components of the South Island.
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Farrant earlier mentioned police have been conscious of the gathering and had devoted further assets.
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“We will likely be interacting with them repeatedly,” he mentioned.
Emergency companies have been referred to as to a different incident within the CBD about 1am on Sunday following reviews of a person falling at Fats Eddie’s – a preferred bar on Christchurch’s Oxford Tce.
Proprietor Max Bremner mentioned employees knowledgeable him a person had climbed onto a railing on the bar’s first storey balcony and slipped, falling toes first onto a cover under earlier than hitting the bottom.
“It’s simply an fool and that’s what occurs once in a while.”
He mentioned it was a “worrying evening” for employees due to the heavy presence of Mongrel Mob members and lots of intoxicated folks, who he believed had most probably attended the Great Kiwi Beer Festival earlier within the day.
“It was simply a kind of nights that was hell actually and there are idiots round. It might’ve been fairly horrible to be sincere … however so far as I’m conscious we dealt with the state of affairs very nicely in making an attempt conditions.”
A St John spokeswoman mentioned the person was in a average situation and was taken to Christchurch Hospital.
The Mongrel Mob gathering comes within the wake of a double shooting involving Fairmont Wiringi, the son of Mongrel Mob Aotearoa president Joseph “Junior” Wiringi.
It’s understood some Mongrel Mob members have moved to Christchurch within the final six months, principally from the Hawkes Bay area.
It’s unclear whether or not the transfer is to bolster membership of current native rivals Aotearoa or Infamous, or whether or not members are shifting for job alternatives.