A second man has been arrested following a violent brawl in
south Auckland at the weekend.
The 21-year-old has been charged with wounding with intent to
cause grievous bodily harm and will appear in the Papakura
District Court on Tuesday.
Royce Grace, also 21, appeared in Papakura District Court
this morning facing the same charge. He is due to reappear in
court in January.
Following the brawl, the injuries of a 30-year-old male
victim were so serious that police who found him in Papakura
on Saturday night initially thought he had been stabbed in
The man was found unconscious and suffering from severe head
injuries. He was taken to hospital where he had surgery.
Police believed he was hit over the head with a heavy object.
He remained in a serious condition in Auckland Hospital this
afternoon, an Auckland District Health Board spokeswoman
Police were called to the Rollerson St address about 8pm
after reports of people fighting outside a house party and
using knives, sticks and rocks as weapons.
- Brendan Manning of APNZ