Police have made five more arrests following a serious assault in Waimarama.
Around 5.45pm on Monday 2 December a man was allegedly assaulted at his residence by a group of people.
Two people were arrested on Friday 6 December and appeared at Hastings District Court on Monday 9 December.
Another three people were arrested on Monday 9 December and are due to appear at Hastings District Court on Friday 13 December.
The latest arrests are in addition to 13 arrests made on Thursday 5 December.
Those arrested are believed to be Mongrel Mob Redcoats members or associates.
All 18 have been charged with Participating in an Organised Criminal Group and more charges are likely.
Issued by Police Media Centre