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Police remain visible at Hibiscus Coast hub

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Sandy Beech

07 July 2024, 7:21 PM

Police remain visible at Hibiscus Coast hubTroublemakers on notice.

Coasties can expect to see more police around the Hibiscus Coast Bus Station during the school holidays.

Police are prioritising visibility and safety at the station, according to Senior Sergeant Roger Small, Waitematā North’s Area Prevention Manager.

“Violence of any sort is not tolerated, and we will not accept the assaults and intimidatory behaviour that a small number of people have been engaging in,” he said.

Senior Sergeant Small emphasised the importance of the bus station as a public space, saying, “Places like the bus station are important spaces for the public, both young and old, and people should be free to use the area without this behaviour.”

Police are not only responding to incidents but also increasing patrols and maintaining a visible presence.

Last week, police responded to a serious assault on a student at the bus station.

“We allege that this unnecessary attack by another young person was totally unprovoked,” Senior Sergeant Small said.

The 14-year-old female offender was arrested and has appeared in the North Shore Youth Court on a charge of assault with intent to injure.

Police opposed her bail, and she was remanded in custody.

Senior Sergeant Small encouraged the public to report any incidents, saying, “If an incident is happening now, I urge people to report it to 111 as soon as they can.”

For other information, the public can call 105 or go online.