Victim of savage street attack in Lower Hutt unlikely to survive, say police

Police have charged a man with assault at a Lower Hutt party that has left another man in critical condition. Photo / Getty
Police have charged a man with assault at a Lower Hutt party that has left another man in critical condition. Photo / Getty

A 21-year-old man beaten in a savage street attack in Lower Hutt is unlikely to survive.

Talosaga Terry David Moreli, 27, appeared at the Hutt Valley District Court today facing two charges of assaulting two men.

Police said the victim was attending a 21st birthday party in Cleland Cres in Naenae when he was chased by a group then assaulted.

He was found unconscious at 3.27am on Sunday morning on nearby Seddon St with a severe head injury and transported to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition.

Police said he was in the intensive care unit and unlikely to survive.

Hutt Valley detective senior sergeant Glen Barnett said about 30 people attended the party and police were currently seeking witnesses.

Moreli will remain in custody until his next appearance next month.

If you have any information in relation to this event, please contact the Lower Hutt Police on 04 560 2600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

- NZ Herald

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