13 Jun 2021

Police thank people who helped elderly man after assault in Hastings

5:06 pm on 13 June 2021

Police are thanking people who helped an elderly man who was seriously injured in an attack in Hastings this morning.

Close up of a police officer at an incident on a residential street. 6 July 2016.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The man, in his 70s, was assaulted in the King Street-Heretaunga St area about 11am.

Members of the public called emergency services and provided first aid until an ambulance arrived.

A 27-year-old man faces three assault charges and is due to appear in Hastings District Court tomorrow.