Father reveals his horrific injuries after ‘he was bashed with a wooden stake by a gang of teenage thugs when he asked them to turn their music down’
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- The man approached a group of teenagers in a car who were playing loud music
- Four men then allegedly got out of the car and started beating the 54-year-old
- He had blood oozing down his face and medical staff put staples in his head
A man was allegedly viciously attacked with a wooden stake by a gang of ruthless thugs because he asked them to turn down the music in their car.
Albert Maynard, 54, went onto the street outside his home in Flat Bush, South Auckland, about 1am on Saturday to investigate where the noise was coming from.
When he realised it was from a car parked across the street, he went to talk to them and asked them to turn the music down.
Albert Maynard (pictured with his wife Monika), 54, went onto the street outside his home to investigate where a loud noise was coming from
Four men then allegedly got out of the car and attacked the father-of-five, punching him in the body and the face, NZ Herald reported.
Then one of the men allegedly pulled out a wooden stake and began to strike the 54-year-old.
The alleged victim’s wife, Monika Maynard, said she saw the whole thing and started shrieking.
‘I screamed for them to stop but they wouldn’t listen,’ she said.
Four men then allegedly got out of the car and attacked the father-of-five, punching him in the body and the face (pictured)
Mrs Maynard said the alleged perpetrators decided to leave because she called the police, and her ‘big Samoan’ husband wouldn’t fall to the ground.
‘Albert – he just wouldn’t go down. He was bleeding pretty profusely. It wasn’t good. If the cops hadn’t been called, I don’t know what else might have happened,’ she said.
After spending three hours at Middlemore Hospital, the blood finally stopped dropping from his head.
Mr Maynard sustained serious injuries to his head and face.
Photos taken at the hospital showed Mr Maynard’s mottled head with staples entwined with bloody hair (pictured)
Photos taken at the hospital showed Mr Maynard’s mottled head with staples entwined with bloody hair.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on Sunday.
He was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The teenager appeared in Manukau District Court today.
Police said they are continuing their investigation.
Mr Maynard sustained serious injuries to his head and face (pictured)