Police Seek Suspect For Whangamata Assault

Posted by on 17/02/2014

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Police investigating a serious assault in Whangamata earlier this month are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man wanted in relation to the incident.

Detective Simon Everson of the Waihi CIB said a warrant to arrest has been issued for 42-year-old Whangamata man, Shane James Old; in relation to the Thursday 6th of February 2014 attack.

"The victim, a 47-year-old local man, was flown from Whangamata to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries to his head from the assault.

"Since then investigators have spoken to several members of the public and are very grateful for their assistance but we believe Old may be able to give us a clearer picture of what has occurred."

A male Maori of medium build and about 185cm tall, Old is believed to have contacts throughout the Coromandel.

Anyone who has information on Olds whereabouts is asked to contact Mr Everson at the Waihi Police Station on 07 8633711.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with on 0800 555 111.