3 May 2014

Man beaten with chair

5:54 pm on 3 May 2014

A man with head injuries after being beaten with a chair in South Auckland, is still fighting for his life and remains in a critical condition.

Police said he was knocked unconscious and had to be put on a ventilator after the incident in Mangere at about 5am on Saturday.

He has undergone a CT scan and is now in a critical condition in Middlemore hospital.

Senior Sergeant Kai Shao said the assault was not a random incident, as two groups had been fighting earlier in the night.

Two people are now under arrest.