Attacked man critically injured

Last updated 19:41 04/08/2014

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Two men have been arrested and charged after an alleged unprovoked attack in Havelock North at the weekend.

The 32-year-old Hawke's Bay man was outside the clock tower public toilets on Te Aute Rd when he was attacked just before 4am Sunday, Detective sergeant Craig Vining said.

He was ''set upon'' by two men who viciously attacked him and then fled the area, Vining said.

The man was left bleeding and semi-conscious after the beating and is now in critical condition at Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital.

Two 17-year-old men have been charged with injuring with intent to cause grevious bodily harm in relations to the attack and will appear in Hastings District Court tomorrow.

"The two men are known to one another but did not know the victim, who remains in hospital,'' said Vining.

''It was heartening that the public rallied around the victim and contacted Police with information so quickly, which has assisted in the charging of these two men." 

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