An Upper Hutt man was hospitalised after two men broke into his home and beat him with iron bars.
Senior Sergeant Marc Clausen said the men arrived at the house about 4.30pm Sunday and after confronting the 27-year-old resident began attacking him with two iron bars.
The offenders then fled in a car but were stopped by a police patrol nearby and arrested.
The victim was taken to Hutt Hospital in a stable condition with a suspected broken arm and bruises.
‘‘It was quite vicious, obviously using metal bars so it’s probably a badly broken arm.’’
Mr Clausen said it was believed the three men knew each other but the reason for the attack was unknown.
Neighbours had called police after hearing arguing and the police patrol had been on its way to the house when it saw the offenders.
‘‘The way they came was the way the offenders were heading, so they virtually ran into them.’’
Two males aged 24 and 30 have been charged with assault with intent to injure and will appear in the Lower Hutt District Court.
More serious charges may be laid once all witnesses have been spoken to.
Police and are seeking any further witnesses who have not yet been spoken to.
Anyone with further information can contact Upper Hutt Police or can leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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