Thursday, April 25, 2024

Horowhenua Council officer assaulted

Horowhenua District Council building was closed yesterday following an alleged assault upon a Council officer.

Police and St Johns staff attended the scene and assessed a Council Officer whose injuries did not require hospital care, Council said in a statement.

“First and foremost my thoughts and concerns are with the impacted officer and those who witnessed the incident. I would like to thank those who acted quickly to support those involved, including local Police and St Johns Ambulance staff,” said Mayor, Bernie Wanden.

“Some Council staff are understandably shaken, and to them I say, ‘please take care of yourself and one another during this time. If you feel you may need further support, please reach out’.”

The Civic Building will re-open to public tomorrow morning with heightened security protocols, the Mayor said.

Police are investigating the incident.

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