There are always groups of youths hanging around Manuka shops, just near McDonalds – often causing trouble, but yesterday they took it to a new low when they assaulted a mother with her young child.
I saw this incident unfold as a young man (about 15 years old) punched a women to the ground, whilst his friends, girls included cheered him on! very few people came to their help, and when the police arrived the youths continued to taunt the victim and her child.
There is something seriously wrong with our society when youths will do this to a women and her child.
Makes me very concerned about shopping/visiting Manuka! When I gave a statement to the police, they informed me that it was unlikely that the youths would be charged. very disturbing!