A man has been seriously injured in a violent incident in South Auckland late last night, police say.

The man was assaulted in Sandbrook Ave, Otara, about 11.30pm.

He's in a serious condition in hospital this morning.

The man remains in a serious condition in hospital this morning. Photo / Sam Sword
The man remains in a serious condition in hospital this morning. Photo / Sam Sword

Police are investigating and asked for anyone in the Sandbrook Ave area, and who witnessed the assault, to call their local police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Police also cordoned off the top part of Ponsonby's Franklin Rd, famous for its annual Christmas light display, after an alleged assault last night. No further details were available.