Man injured in serious assault

CAROLINE KING
Last updated 10:18 17/01/2013
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NIGEL MALTHUS/FAIRFAX NZ

INVESTIGATION: The scene in St Albans this morning.

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A 48-year-old man has suffered serious head injuries after he was allegedly "stomped" on during an attack in St Albans, Christchurch.

Police were called to an address in Harold Denton Pl at 10.55pm by a neighbour, Detective Sergeant Mark Reid said.

On arrival officers found the victim of the assault lying injured in the driveway, with the alleged offender nearby.

The alleged offender, 39, was arrested at the scene.

Reid said the victim required surgery to relieve pressure to his brain. He also suffered facial fractures.

It appeared no weapons were used, but during the course of the attack "he's been stomped", he said.

There had been serious concerns because the man's condition initially deteriorated, but he was now in a stable condition at Christchurch Hospital.

Both men were believed to live in nearby flats. Police were still investigating what had triggered the attack. 

The alleged offender had been interviewed by police and charged with injuring with intent to injure.

He will appear in the Christchurch District Court this morning. 

A cordon remains at the street this morning, with a police guard, as a scene examination continues. 

The cordon is expected to be down at noon.

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