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Hamilton baseball bat assault – two police officers taken to hospital

Two police officers were assaulted in Hamilton overnight following a routine traffic stop.

Police stopped a vehicle containing three people in Fairfield, a suburb of Hamilton, just after midnight.

They were speaking to the driver when he allegedly produced a baseball bat and assaulted the two officers.

The officers were taken to Waikato Hospital. Both were in a moderate condition.

A 17-year-old male was arrested and will appear in the Youth Court in relation to the matter.

Police are supporting the two officers involved.

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