11 arrests made over Rotorua assault

As stated by Detective Sergeant Caroline Wharton, Rotorua Police:

Police investigating an assault on several innocent members of the public in Rotorua last month have today arrested 11 men.

Search warrants were carried out this morning in Waitematā and Whanganui.

The men, all Hells Angels gang members and ranging in age from 27 to 57, are facing a range of charges, including rioting, wounding with intent, and assault with intent.

The arrests relate to an incident on 22 May outside a bar on Arawa Street, Rotorua.

14 members of the public were assaulted, with two suffering serious injuries.

This was a frightening attack on innocent members of our community.

The arrests today send a clear message that Police is committed to holding these offenders to account.

Police would like to thank the public for information provided following an appeal after the 22 May incident.

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