Two men are facing assault charges after a late-night fight outside a Lower Hutt service station left a man in a critical condition.

Police said two pairs of men got into a fight outside the Caltex station on The Strand in Wainuiomata just after midnight on Saturday.

Two men in a blue four-door sedan got out of the car and began fighting with the other pair before fleeing at high speed.

A 27-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Wellington hospital in a critical condition. The victim remains in a serious but stable condition.


The men, aged 28 and 30, will appear in Lower Hutt District Court today on charges of common assault.

Police are calling for witnesses and anyone with information should contact Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2600 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.