Story: Victims of crime

Assault victim (1st of 2)

Assault victim

Andrew Pike was a victim of an unprovoked assault by eight men in North Shore, Auckland, in 2009. He was knocked unconscious, his jaw was broken in six places, and he lost six teeth. A month later he was still in pain after two operations, and struggled to speak normally. Two of his friends were also severely beaten, but another managed to escape and get help.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Victims of crime - The victim’s experience', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018