Seriously injured man found near Christchurch mall

A man was taken to Christchurch Hospital late on Monday night with serious injuries following what police believe was an assault.

Police said the man was found near a mall on Marshland Rd, Shirley, just after 10.30pm.

Hato Hone St John said they were in a serious condition and taken to hospital.

Chris Lynch Media has reported the man suffered stab wounds, but this has not been confirmed.

Hato Hone St John sent a rapid response vehicle and ambulance to the scene.

-With RNZ