A teenager had been seriously injured after an assault in central Tauranga.

A police spokeswoman said officers responded to reports of an assault on Durham St near Harington St about 12.30pm.

A Lakes District Health Board spokeswoman said a 16-year-old Tauranga youth had been brought in and was now in a stable condition.

A cordon is in place near Quest Hotel on Durham St. Photo / George Novak
A cordon is in place near Quest Hotel on Durham St. Photo / George Novak

There were currently cordons at the scene near the Quest Hotel and police were making inquiries to find the offender or offenders.

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Police working at the scene of the assault. Photo / George Novak
Police working at the scene of the assault. Photo / George Novak

A St John spokeswoman said one person had initially been taken to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition.

An ambulance and a rapid response unit had been sent, she said.

The cordon near Quest Hotel. Photo / George Novak
The cordon near Quest Hotel. Photo / George Novak