A man has been arrested following a serious assault in Papakura overnight.
At around 1.30am, a group left a bar on O’Shannessey Street when one man assaulted another man, police said in a statement.
“The victim was knocked unconscious and suffered serious injuries as a result.”
“Police were quickly in the area as the offender fled on foot. He was later arrested in the nearby area.
“The victim remains in Auckland Hospital in a critical condition.”
Police blocked the street, which runs through the town centre, while officers attended and investigated the early morning incident.
One person was seen being loaded into an ambulance with significant injuries.
A witness told the Herald that detectives had arrived and were collecting statements from officers at the scene.
Shortly after 3am, around a dozen officers and eight police vehicles were still at the location.
Police said they were continuing to make enquiries into the incident.
“While we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this matter, if anyone has information they can contact Police on 105 quoting the file number 231129/0093.
“Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.”