A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged over the serious assault that has left a man fighting for his life after a fight in South Auckland.
Initial reports were that the victim had been stabbed in the head, however further inquiries now indicate that he has been hit in the head with a heavy object during a fight at a party in Papakura.
The victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He has undergone surgery at Auckland Hospital and remains in a serious condition.
Police say they were called to an incident on Rollerson Road in Papakura where a group was fighting with knives, sticks and rocks.
When police arrived around 8.20pm they found 11 people on the scene and a 30 year-old man was lying unconscious in the street.
The fight is believed to have broken out between a group of people who were holding a party and persons from a neighbouring address.
The 21 year-old arrested man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He will appear in the Papakura District Court tomorrow.
Police are interviewing a number of people who were present during the fight, and believe there may be other people who have witnessed this incident and are encouraging them to come forward and speak with Police.
- Fairfax Media