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Unprovoked attack in Whangarei street

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/01/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">A man in his mid 20's was walking north on Lupton Avenue in Whangarei when he was confronted by two men carrying weapons.</span> © Getty A man in his mid 20's was walking north on Lupton Avenue in Whangarei when he was confronted by two men carrying weapons. There's been an unprovoked violent attack on a man walking on a street in Whangarei.

A man in his mid 20's was walking north on Lupton Avenue, near Oranga Road, when he was confronted by two men carrying weapons at about 10.30pm on January 3, police say.

They beat the man with the weapons and robbed him. He was left with serious injuries to his face.

One of the attackers is described as a Maori or Pacific Islander, in his early 20s and of solid build. The other is of a skinny build.

Detective Constable Alistair Todd says police have a number of staff working on the investigation and are following positive lines of inquiry.

"This was a horrific, unprovoked attack by two cowards.

"The Whangarei community will not tolerate this type of disgusting behaviour and we ask that anyone who has any information that can assist police contacts us immediately," he said.

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