The attack was clearly witnessed, the woman definitely made a complaint about it to Police at the time and followed it up, Police apparently continue to refuse to charge the perpetrator, Ronald Peacock, despite the fact that there is clearly indisputable evidence of a crime having been committed..
Peacock allegedly tried to assault his new father in law, local GP Dr Craig Cherry, at his wedding, to Dr Cherry's daughter, less than six weeks ago, after Dr Cherry attempted to put some of the alcohol away, according to witnesses.
Apparently, Peacock has a history of serious violence, so do his family, and fellow gang members. He and his sister seem to have a mutually beneficial relationship with the local Police, and the 'reporters' at the local paper.
Ironically, local 'community advocates' like real estate agent Gerry Brooking, and the dodgy journalists at the Wairarapa Times-Age, promoted Ronald Peacock's sister Bridget as a role model for their little White Ribbon campaign, for 'narking' on her partner for bashing her. Nothing's changed in the Wairarapa, the same old people are running the show, and running the Wairarapa into the ground. Sgt Rix is apparently the officer who assaulted the mother and grandmother of a young person a few years ago, outside the Shell service station in Masterton.
"The allegations were being investigated" indeed! Peacock assaulted the woman with TWO weapons - a knife and a motor vehicle as Constable Dean Adams and a number of other people stated at the time - the attacks were witnessed - Police should get on with laying charges and stop making up excuses not to!
A few days later, the victim's neighbour's house was burnt to the ground, in what Police called a "suspicious fire"and a few days after that, the victim's was torched, Police have confirmed that that fire was arson, the cause of the neighbours fire is unknown. The local paper featured the arson with headlines in the print edition and posters outside all the retail outlets saying "WRONG HOUSE TORCHED?". Police made the paper change it on the website in case it reflected badly on them - which it of course DOES! (A cached copy of the page is available easily via a basic internet search).
This refusal of the Police to charge violent criminals is common in the Wairarapa - recent reports such as the Bazely report confirm that Wairarapa Police region is refered to as "the withering arm of the Wellington Police region" and Police National HQ is refered to as "Bullshit Castle" for obvious reasons! This is the result: