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Source: Northern Territory Police

A 16-year-old male will appear before the Alice Springs Youth Justice Court on one count of aggravated assault following an incident in Alice Springs on the weekend.

Around 12:45am on Sunday a man and a woman were walking in the Todd Mall when they were approached by a group of youth, one of whom is alleged to have assaulted the man.

Police monitoring CCTV of the area witnessed the assault and immediately deployed front line officers and the K9 unit to the area.

The youth attempted to flee the scene when he was confronted and challenged by K9 Police Dog Loki. The youth was taken into custody and later charged with one count of assault. He will appear before the court on December 18, 2019.