Person critically injured after 'violent assault' at Taitā workplace, three arrested

Three people have been arrested after allegedly violently attacking a person at his place of work in the Hutt Valley, leaving him fighting for his life.   

Detective Inspector Nick Pritchard described the attack at a property on High St, Taitā on February 26 as a "violent assault" that occurred in broad daylight at 5:20pm.   

Det Insp Pritchard said the group attacked the person at his place of work and then fled, leaving the victim in a critical condition.  

Police confirmed the person is now stable and recovering in hospital.   

Police enquiries have led them to arrest and charge three people.   

"As initially reported, this was a targeted incident and there is no ongoing safety risk for the wider community," Det Insp Pritchard said.  

A 26-year-old man is due to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on March 14. A 34-year-old man and a 35-year-old man will appear on March 19.   

"We hope that this result provides reassurance to our community that Police take incidents of this kind very seriously and work hard to locate offenders, arrest and charge them and bring them before the court," Det Insp Pritchard said.  

Police have been kept busy in Taitā over the last week, with officers having to break up a 200-person brawl.   

Police also charged a 26-year-old with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm following an assault late last month.   

Also, a 25-year-old man has been arrested following an armed standoff with police late last month and appeared in Hutt Valley District Court on charges of resisting police and using a firearm against police.