Appeal for witnesses following vicious assault

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Police are appealing for any information after an elderly man was "viciously assaulted" with a piece of wood.

"On Sunday, February 2, around 10.30am Hamilton Police arrested and charged a 48-year-old man following a vicious assault on an elderly man with a piece of wood," says a post on the Waikato Police Facebook page.

"The alleged assault occurred on a section of track near Innes Common area near Hamilton Lake.

"Members of the public who witnessed the alleged assault came to the victim's aid and contacted Police."

Police are now appealing for more witnesses to this incident who may have information that can assist Police.

Anyone with information please contact Hamilton Police on 07-858 6200 or 105 quoting file number 200202/0291.

Witnesses who have already spoken to Police need not respond.

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