Student struck with cricket bat knocked unconscious

A student was knocked out with a cricket bat after a large fight broke out in central Dunedin last night.

Police were called to London St at 9.30pm yesterday after reports of a large number of men fighting, Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen said.

One man was knocked unconscious after being hit with a cricket bat.

Three men were located by police dogs about 50m from where the fight occurred, and were arrested.

All of the men were students, Snr Sgt Dinnissen said.

A St John spokesman said three people with moderate injuries were taken to Dunedin Hospital following the incident. 

Inquiries were ongoing. 

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