A person is in a critical condition in hospital after a serious incident in South Auckland last night.

Police were called to a property in Red Hill, near Papakura, about 6.30pm.

A spokeswoman said the victim was taken to Auckland City Hospital with critical injuries.

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"Another person is assisting police with inquiries,'' she said.

Police are yet to say what the nature of the incident was and exactly how the person was injured.

However, a scene guard was put in place outside the property overnight.