20 Dec 2015

Police search for man who attacked 27-year-old with an axe

10:02 am on 20 December 2015

A man hit with an axe in Hawkes Bay has been discharged from hospital as the search for his attacker continues.

Acting Detective Sergeant Glen Restieux said the 27-year-old victim was treated for small lacerations to his head.

While police were still searching for the assailant, Mr Restieux said there was no danger to the public.

The attack appeared to be retribution for an earlier incident involving family members of the victim.