Shot fired, vehicles damaged during gang-attack at Hawke's Bay property

A gang-related attack at a Hawke's Bay property last night saw five vehicles damaged and a shot fired.

Police say the attack occurred at a Flaxmere home around 10pm.

Two people were assaulted during the incident and received minor injuries.

Five vehicles were also damaged during the incident.

Police also believe a shot was fired by one of the offenders, but nobody was injured as a result.

Police would like to hear from anyone who can provide information on 06 831 0700 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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Perth man charged with sexually assaulting women while training them in self-defence

A 43-year-old man has been accused of sexually and indecently assaulting women while working as a self-defence trainer in Perth.

The attacks allegedly happened at the Southern River facility between 2013 and 2018, and the police investigation is continuing.

The man has been charged with 15 offences including indecent assault, sexual penetration without consent, possessing a controlled weapon and possessing a prohibited weapon.

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Two men charged over spate of over 100 attacks on vehicles in Whangārei

Police dealing with over 100 complaints of damage to vehicles and tyres in the Whangārei area have arrested and charged two men.

In June Whangārei Police received over 84 reports from members of the public of significant damage to their vehicles. 

Police are still dealing with over 100 complaints of vehicles that had numerous tyres slashed or were set alight, leaving the owners stranded and highly inconvenienced, Acting District Commander Inspector Justin Rogers said today.

Two men aged 26 and 28 have been arrested and charged with offences relating to the attacks on vehicles and further charges are imminent, Mr Rogers said. 

They have been remanded in custody and are next due to appear in the Whangārei District Court on August 20.

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