A man has been arrested in relation to a serious assault in
south Auckland this morning which left another man with
life-threatening head injuries.
The 48-year-old victim was assaulted at an address on
Moncrieff Ave, in the suburb of Clendon Park, about 12.30am.
St John Ambulance communications team manager Norm Ngatai
said the man suffered life-threatening head injuries, either
from the assault or his head hitting the ground.
He was taken by ambulance to Middlemore Hospital and was
later transferred to Auckland City Hospital, where he remains
in a critical condition.
Police said a 20-year-old man had been arrested and charged
with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Ellwood, of the Manurewa CIB,
said the two men were known to each other.
"Police will continue their enquiries today to establish what
happened at the address."