Police seek help after hammer attack

Police are hoping to identify the men in this picture, after a "senseless" hammer attack on a man around 11.30pm on September 13. Photo / NZ Police
Police are hoping to identify the men in this picture, after a "senseless" hammer attack on a man around 11.30pm on September 13. Photo / NZ Police

Police are hoping CCTV footage will help identify two men who beat a man with a hammer in what they describe as a senseless, late night attack.

The 56-year-old victim was attacked after he got off a train in Takanini around 11:30pm on Friday September 13.

As he crossed the train line towards Maru Rd, he passed two men who turned and followed him.

He was then struck with a hammer, and the attack continued as he lay on the ground, with both men punching and kicking him.

The victim sustained a broken arm and head injury.

Nothing was stolen from him and police say there's no apparent reason for the attack other than to cause harm.

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