Police investigate after weekend assault in city

20:00, Jan 19 2014

Police are investigating an assault in Invercargill at the weekend.

Detective Ant King, of Invercargill, said an investigation was under way after police were called to an altercation in the early hours of Saturday.

The initial altercation was between two neighbours and resulted in one man been assaulted with a tyre iron.

Police said the first incident resulted in a large group of people retaliating by damaging a nearby home.

"It's a bit hazy on both sides . . . there was an altercation at one address and then a number of people went to another address, where some damage was done," he said.

Police did not believe it was gang- or drug-related, and it was hard to determine whether alcohol was a factor, Mr King said.


No-one was seriously injured, but one man took himself to Southland Hospital, he said.

Police cordoned off O'Hara St near the Ythan St intersection.

Police are calling for any witnesses to come forward and assist with investigations.


The Southland Times