A man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after sustaining multiple lacerations during an assault in Glen Eden.

The assault occurred on Glen View Rd a short distance from the local Glen Eden Fire station shortly before 4pm.

The man was taken in by the fire station and then transported to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

A Northern Communications police spokesman said further inquiries would be made to locate the offender.

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"We are attending to the victim first. There will obviously be some subsequent inquiries to locate the offender and part of that would be speaking to the victim to see whether the offender was known to him."