A serious assault has occurred in the Auckland suburb of Penrose this afternoon.

Inspector Kai Shao said a man was found on Station Rd with serious injuries.

He was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a serious but stable condition, Shao said.

"Our investigation is at an early stage and police are currently undertaking a number of enquiries."

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A section of Station Rd was temporarily closed between O'Rorke Rd and Walls Rd.