Violent assault in South Auckland

Police believe they are close to identifying suspects involved in a violent early-morning assault in South Auckland.

Officers were called to the Winthrop Way incident in Mangere at about 3am this morning.

A 19-year-old male was taken to Auckland City Hospital with serious head injuries, Senior Sergeant Kai Shao.

He was now in a stable condition.

The assault, which occurred in the driveway of the teenager's home, is believed to be linked to an altercation earlier on in the night.

"We are getting very close to IDing those involved," Mr Shao said.

He also belived a chair may have been used in the assault.

The property was cordoned off this morning for a scene examination.

- By Teuila Fuatai of APNZ

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