Video shows man throwing multiple punches at Auckland cop in petrol station attack

Rebecca Moore
Source: 1News

Two police officers were injured in an attack at an Auckland petrol station in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Video of the incident shows a police officer fall to the ground, before a man takes multiple swings at his head.

A police media spokesperson told 1 NEWS thew two officers were conducting a traffic stop on Lincoln Road, Henderson at 12.45am on Sunday.

"One of the occupants of the vehicle assaulted the two officers, fortunately both officers only suffered minor injuries," the spokesperson said.

"This type of behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Police will continue to do everything we can to hold offenders like this to account."

Both occupants were arrested and a 19-year-old man is due to appear in the Waitakere District Court today on two charges of aggravated assault, wilful damage and unlawful interference with a motor vehicle.

Mobil Oil New Zealand lead country manager Andrew McNaught told 1 NEWS he was aware of the incident and were taking it seriously.

"It is not for Mobil to speculate on the reasons why this has happened, however Mobil is cooperating with police to assist them in their current investigation as required, and encourages anyone with information about the incident to contact NZ Police or Crimestoppers," he said.

"Mobil is grateful that no staff at this independently operated site were harmed during the incident, and extends its best wishes and sincere thanks to the police officers involved."

McNaught said due to risks of being targetted, it could not provide specific information about site-specific security measures.

"Mobil has rigorous operational policies designed to ensure that staff and customers are safe at all times, including in such incidents, and employs best-practice strategies and technology to deter offenders," he said.

"Mobil continuously investigates ways to further improve its strong security measures at Mobil service stations, to ensure site staff and customers remain safe. Our primary concern after any incident is to support site staff in any way possible, as well as any customers who have been caught up in it."