10 Apr 2016

Man critical after being assaulted

3:52 pm on 10 April 2016

A 56-year-old man is in critical condition after being assaulted in Papatoetoe this morning.

Counties Manukau Police said the victim and his friend were walking home from a function at around 2am today.

They were on St George Street in Papatoetoe, when they were both assaulted by a man.

The first victim, aged in his 40s, appears to have been knocked out and when he came around he saw his friend lying unresponsive on the footpath.

The man who assaulted them got into a silver BMW, which was being driven by a woman.

A security guard, who happened to drive past shortly after the incident, stopped and provided assistance and called emergency services.

The victim was taken to Middlemore Hospital, and has now been transferred to Auckland Hospital, where he is in a critical but stable condition.

Police are appealing to the public for sightings of a silver BMW.