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Friday 10 November 2023 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Crime, National
Cook Islands Police. Photo: SUPPLIED/COOK ISLANDS POLICE
Five men needed medical
attention after Police struggled to contain the fight just before
While Cook Islands News
reached out to Rehab Nightclub owner
Scott Arlander for comment on Thursday, Police spokesman Trevor Pitt confirmed
five men needed medical attention for various
“The is a full on brawl that went out of control,”
The stab wounds on one man were to the hip area and
the other man to the lower back.
One of the two men with stab wounds was a staff member
of the nightclub while a second nightclub staff member received head and eye
injuries from being struck with an object.
The ages of the five men ranged from 27 to 49.
“While this is being investigated, I can only say that
this incident does not appear to have involved knifes or blades. Police are
looking at other items used in the fight.”
Police were still conducting interviews yesterday and
checking video footage.
Pitt confirmed a fight broke out inside the nightclub
and “rapidly escalated out of control”.
Police initially despatched two officers, but the
scale of the brawl required more personnel.
Some officers were mobilised from the Pacific Islands Forum
Leaders Meeting duty and further staff brought in to assist.
“We had up to ten officers responding.”
Two men have been arrested and remanded in custody, an
18-year-old charged with assaulting a police officer and a 22-year-old charged
with fighting in a public place.
The pair had not yet appeared in court because of the
ongoing investigation, Pitt said.
Further arrests and additional charges were likely, he
“The Police won’t tolerate this loutish behaviour and
will be pursuing all those involved in committing offences.”