A man has been arrested following a serious assault which
left a man fighting for his life in Auckland overnight.
The 30-year-old man was found lying unconscious in the street
with what was initially thought to be stab wounds to the
head, however police now say his injuries indicate he was hit
over the head with a heavy object.
A 21-year-old man was arrested this morning and charged over
the attack on Rollerson Street in Papakura, which is thought
to have broken out during a fight over a house party.
Officers were called to the address around 8pm last night,
after receiving reports of a group of people fighting with
knives, sticks and rocks.
It is believed a brawl broke out between a group who were
holding a party and people from a neighbouring address,
Counties Manukau police said.
An earlier police statement said officers found around 11
people at the scene when they arrived.
The injured man was found lying on the street, and has since
undergone surgery at Auckland Hospital where he remains in a
The 21-year-old has been charged with wounding with intent to
cause grievous bodily harm, and will appear in Papakura
District Court tomorrow.
A number of people who witnessed the fight are being
questioned by police, but officers believe there may have
been others in the area at the time and are appealing for
them to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call Counties Manukau
Police on 09 295 0200, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.