Serious Assault in Coastlands – teenager on life support

Report by Peter Corlett

Following a serious assault in the early hours of this morning the bridge area of the Coastlands car park is still closed to traffic and pedestrians due to on-going scene examinations, with security guards and police guarding the scene.

It has been reported that the youth assaulted had been involved in an altercation with a group of people in the Kāpiti Lights area. According to Wellington District Field Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Mike Johnson, a 17 year old teenager was found unconscious about 3am with serious head injuries, near the back of KFC in the Coastlands car park.

“It’s too early to speculate on what has occurred or whether any weapons have been involved,” Insp. Johnson said.

Police have said the teenager remains on life support after having to be resuscitated at the scene.

“Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is urged to contact Kāpiti police or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111,” Inspector Johnson said.