Students referred to Youth Aid after KFC brawl

2:26 pm on 16 September 2016

Eleven high school students will be referred to Police Youth Aid after a brawl outside a Mangere KFC last month.

KFC on Massey Rd in Mangere East

The scene of the brawl: KFC on Massey Rd in Mangere East Photo: RNZ / Joanna MacKenzie

Police said they had identified and interviewed a number of students involved in the fight, with help from their schools, witness accounts and cellphone footage.

Four teenagers were arrested shortly after the incident.

They included two 17-year-olds who were charged with disorderly behaviour, with one of them also facing charges of possession of a knife and possession of an offensive weapon.

Police said a small key group of students and their families would be helping them to prevent a repeat of the incident.