21 Mar 2016

Woman injured after being attacked with a metal bar

3:34 pm on 21 March 2016

A Hamilton woman has been undergoing surgery after a man attacked her with a metal bar.

Police said the 23-year-old woman heard a noise from an upstairs room in her Edgecumbe Street home about 11.30 last night.

When she investigated she was confronted by a man wearing a balaclava and wielding a metal bar or pole with a hook on the end of it.

The woman was hit around the head and was assaulted again after she screamed and ran outside, police said.

A neighbour came to her assistance and the assailant ran off.

The woman is in Waikato Hospital.