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Huntly police assault accused deny charges

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/02/2017

Two Huntly men who are accused of attacking two police officers with a metal vacuum cleaner pipe in the Waikato town last month will both fight the charges against them.

Peri Fisher, 30, faces two charges of assaulting police and a further two of wounding with intent and appeared in Hamilton District Court on Tuesday.

He also faces additional charges of failing to stop, obstructing police and drink-driving for a third or subsequent time.

Fisher was further remanded in custody after entering pleas of not guilty to all seven charges and will reappear in April.

His co-accused, Junior Marsh, 23, also entered not guilty pleas to two charges of wounding with intent to injure and failing to stop for police.

He was also further remanded in custody to reappear in the Huntly District Court next month.

The charges followed an incident in the early hours of January 25 when police attempted to stop Fisher's vehicle. They followed the two men to a house on Paki St where the alleged assault took place.

The two officers were hospitalised after the incident and one suffered black eyes, a broken nose and a split lip from being hit squarely across the face with a metal pipe.

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