Attributable to Detective Sergeant Caroline Wharton, Rotorua Police:
Police have today arrested a further 12 men in relation to an assault on several innocent members of the public in Rotorua last month.
This follows 11 arrests made yesterday after search warrants carried out in Waitematā and Whanganui.
The men, all Hells Angels gang members ranging in age from 25 to 57, are facing charges including rioting, wounding with intent, and assault with intent.
The arrests relate to an incident on 22 May outside a bar on Arawa Street, Rotorua, in which 14 members of the public were assaulted.
As this matter remains before the courts, Police are unable to provide further comment at this time.
Issued by Police Media Centre