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Police are on the lookout for three men involved in a serious assault in Gore last night.
The victim of the attack sustained serious facial injuries and was taken to Dunedin Hospital.
Senior Constable Jordan Edwards said the attack took place at about 11:30pm yesterday, Friday 12 July, on Hamilton St.
"A man was walking alone on Hamilton Street when he was approached from behind by at least three unknown men who seriously assaulted him."
"The offenders were seen heading towards the Waipahi Highway in a dark-coloured vehicle."
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have information about the assault, or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Hamilton Street area at the time.
They can contact Invercargill Police on 03 211 0400, quoting file number 190713/5279 , or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.