Assault leaves man with serious head injury

7:46 am on 19 November 2016

A man is in hospital with a serious injury after being assaulted in Wellington suburb Stokes Valley overnight.

A police officer at a alcohol check point.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The man, 33, was taken to Wellington Hospital following the attack just after midnight in the Hanson Grove area of Stokes Valley.

He had a serious head injury.

Police said they would investigate.

They will conduct a scene examination today and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.