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  •   Home > News > National > Lower South Island

    A man has been arrested in relation to a violent attack in Queenstown in March

    A man has been arrested in relation to a violent attack in Queenstown in March


    The complainant is also being charged with giving false information - after police established the attack was not random.

    Police initially said a "Good Samaritan" suffered a fractured jaw, after an assault and robbery on the Queenstown side of the Crown Range.

    They said a man signalled for help using a cellphone torch, claiming something was wrong with his vehicle.

    Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis say a 20-year-old Cromwell man has been charged with the robbery.

    But Inglis says the man originally portrayed as an innocent good samaritan will also face the courts.

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