10 Jun 2012

Police investigate 'serious' assault

4:16 pm on 10 June 2012

Police in Christchurch are speaking to a man after a serious assault early on Sunday morning left a woman in hospital with critical injuries.

They say they were called to an address in Linwood, shortly after 1am.

They found a 41-year-old woman with severe head injuries.

She is in a critical condition in the intensive care unit at Christchurch Hospital.

Detectives say a man has come forward and is assisting investigators with their enquiries.

They are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.