Counties Manukau police are investigating the assault of a man who was discovered unconscious and bleeding from his mouth and head by a member of the public in South Auckland last night.
St Johns Ambulance and police were called to Princes St, Pukekohe around midnight, and the 24-year-old man was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition.
He remains in a serious condition.
Police have identified the man and his next of kin have been contacted.
His name will not be released at this stage.
"A scene examination of the location where the man was found is underway. We're also conducting an area canvass which includes door to door enquiries in the surrounding areas," said Detective Senior Sergeant Albie Alexander.
Anyone who may have information and can help Police is asked to contact the Counties Manukau Police on 09 263 2709.
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