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Two men have been arrested for a brutal attack outside a central Auckland bar that almost cost a 23-year-old man his life.
Police were called to Wyndham St after the man was set upon by a group outside the Jet Bar at 3.45am on December 30.
As the man lay on the ground, his head bleeding heavily, the group continued the attack.
The injuries he received left him on life support for 10 days.
Police arrested two men in Auckland yesterday.
One, a 27-year-old from Massey, appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday on charges of intent to injure, causing grievous bodily harm.
He was remanded on bail to reappear on January 31.
A 28-year-old security worker will appear in court today for attempting to pervert the cause of justice.
CCTV footage of witnesses on the footpath outside the bar at the time of the assault has been released by police in a bid for witnesses to come forward.
"This was a very serious incident where one man was set upon by others and it could well have been fatal - possibly still could - so we want to hear from anyone who can assist us with details about how the incident unfolded," said detective sergeant Phil Cox.
"It may be that some of those witnesses are holidaying out of town, but we're uploading footage of some of them onto our district Facebook page so they can view it wherever they are and contact us with their details and any information they may have."
Anyone with information can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (09) 302 6656. Calls can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.