Man Stabbed in Stomach By Youth Gang on Central Auckland Street, Follows Christmas and Boxing Day Youth Gang Assaults

Another reminder today that New Zealand continues to be an unsafe tourism destination: the news that a 20 year old man was attacked by a gang of youths in central Auckland and suffered serious stab wounds to his stomach.

Here’s what the news site stuff.co.nz had to say on the matter

“A 20-year-old man has been taken to Auckland Hospital with a stab wound to his stomach after being attacked by a group of youths in Albert Street just after 2am.

The man is reported to have serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating and looking for a group of 5-7 youths, who ran from the scene immediately after the stabbing”. source

The attack follows the Boxing Day savage beating of two young German tourists by a gang of youths in Whakatane. (German Tourists Have Nightmare Injuries: Couple Savagely Beaten and Robbed in Whakatane, German Tourists Robbed in Invercargill), and the Christmas Day  gang beating of a man in Richmond, Nelson. Police said the unprovoked attack was particularly vicious and had the potential to be fatal (Nelson man left with multiple facial fractures after assault).

Police aren’t releasing names, nor are they saying if the victims are tourists.

Planning a New Zealand vacation? our advice is to go somewhere safer until it sorts out its violent crime problem

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