Serious assault on couple in Wainoni

Last updated 12:32 17/03/2014

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A man suffered serious injuries after group of people arrived at a Christchurch home and attacked him and a woman.

Police say they are following ''strong leads'' in relation to the serious assault, which unfolded in Ottawa Road, Wainoni, about 1.30pm Saturday.

A 44-year-old man was taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries while a 41-year-old woman suffered minor injuries.

Investigators say the attack is one of two serious assaults police are investigating from over the weekend. 

Detective Sergeant Illingworth said the victims lived at the same home and police believed the group responsible were known to them.

A scene examination at the property would be completed today.

''We are following strong leads, but are also appealing for any information from anyone who can help identify those involved, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area.''

In the second incident, a 19-year-old man suffered serious head injuries during a fight which spanned across two homes in Tonga Place and Centennial Avenue, early yesterday.

He remains in a serious but stable condition in Christchurch Hospital's intensive care unit today. Illingworth said police believed a number of people witnessed the incident.

Investigators were following ''positive leads as to the identity of the offender''.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch police on (03) 3637400.

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