Family are at the bedside of a critically-injured 23-year-old
who was seriously assaulted at a party near Eden Park last
The man was taken to Auckland Hospital with head injuries
after the incident at a property on Bellwood Avenue in Mt
Police said the man and his brother had left the Rugby Nines
tournament at Eden Park shortly before the incident.
They then went to a party on Bellwood Ave, a short walk from
the stadium, where the man was seriously assaulted about
Ambulance services were first on the scene and called police
a short time later.
Detective Inspector Chris Cahill said police had secured the
property and a scene examination was almost complete.
"Staff have spoken to residents and partygoers and are trying
to get to the bottom of what took place and who is
responsible for the young man's head injuries," Mr Cahill
The man remained in a critical condition in Auckland Hospital
with family at his side.
"We are liaising with hospital staff and supporting the man's
family at this difficult time," Mr Cahill said.