Victim fights for life after attack

Last updated 11:03 11/01/2013

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Two men have been charged over an early morning attack on a 23-year-old that left him on life support for 10 days.

The Papatoetoe man was seriously injured outside Jet Bar on Wyndham St, in central Auckland, about 3.45am on December 30 and is still recovering in Auckland City Hospital where police say his condition is life threatening.

A 27-year-old from Massey appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday charged with intent to injure and causing grievous bodily harm and was remanded on bail to re-appear in the court on January 31. 

A 28-year-old security worker will appear today charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

"This was a very serious incident where one man was set upon by others and it could well have been fatal - possibly still could - so we want to hear from anyone who can assist us with details about how the incident unfolded,'' Detective Sergeant Phil Cox said.

He said police want to speak to several witnesses who were milling about on the footpath outside the bar and parked in vehicles nearby when the incident happened.

"It may be that some of those witnesses are holidaying out of town, but we're uploading footage of some of them onto our district Facebook page so they can view it wherever they are and contact us with their details and any information they may have."

Anyone with information is asked to email tcu.ak.central@police.govt.nz, call 09 302 6656 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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