Police release footage of East Tamaki assault

Police have released footage of a serious assault that occurred in the carpark of a service station in Counties Manukau last weekend in an attempt to identify the offenders.

At approximately 3am the 46-year-old victim was waiting in his car at the Gull Service Station on East Tamaki Road to collect newspapers which were to be delivered later that morning when two offenders opened the door and began to viciously attack him.

The offenders are believed to have been armed with a firearm, knife and a brick and brutally attacked the victim while he was inside his own vehicle.

They have then pulled him from his vehicle and continued to beat and stab him.

Detective Sergeant Leleni says the victim was very lucky to have survived this horrific ordeal.

“The victim was left with life threatening injuries after the attackers were scared off by a colleague who came to his aid.  Fortunately, he is now in a stable condition and is recovering in hospital.”

“This was a terrifying and completely unprovoked attack. We are appealing to anyone who recognises these offenders to contact police.

Someone will know who they are and we’re appealing to the families of these two offenders to do the right thing and hand them in,” says Detective Sergeant Leleni.

Anyone with information should contact the Counties Manukau Crime Squad on (09) 261 1321.  Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.