A man is in a serious condition in Wellington Hospital's intensive care unit after an assault at a property in Napier on Sunday.
Two ambulances were sent to what is understood to have been a stabbing at a property on Nuffield Ave, Marewa, around 1.50pm.
The man was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital before being transferred to Wellington Regional Hospital where he was on Monday afternoon in a serious condition.
Police were unable to confirm if the man was stabbed.
A police spokeswoman said a scene examination had been completed and police inquiries were continuing.
"We are not in a position to provide any further details at this time," she said.
Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with Hawke's Bay Police via 105 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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