A man was attacked while taking a shortcut home in Wellington
last night, and is now in a serious condition in hospital
with a suspected fractured scull.
Police were called at 3am today by staff at Kenepuru Hospital
in regards to a male victim with a serious head injury.
It has been established he had been walking home after having
dinner at a friend's house in Worcester Street between
10.30pm and 11.30pm.
It appears he took a short cut through Cannons Creek Park
where police have since discovered fresh blood and items
belonging to the man.
Police say a group of people may have been hanging out in the
area drinking alcohol - a common occurrence at that location.
The victim is now in hospital with a suspected fractured
skull, and is in a serious condition. Police said they would
like to warn people to be vigilant if walking at night in
Anyone with information about this incident, or who may know
who was in this area on Thursday night between 10.30pm and
midnight is asked to call the Wellington Crime Squad on