Friday, 26 January 2007 - 1:29pm |

Vicious and unprovoked attack

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Christchurch Police are currently investigating a vicious and unprovoked

attack on a male aged 34 years.

At approximately 9.30 to 10.30pm on Thursday 18 January 2007 the victim left a hotel in the Redwood area and met up with a group of people a short time later.

After accepting a ride home by this group the victim was taken to a

reserve area on Styx Mill Road close to the Metro Refuge Station.

At this location the victim, without warning, was viciously struck on the back of

the head and repeatedly kicked about the head and body. The victim has

then quickly lost consciousness.

The victim was found several hours later in a dazed and confused state in

the Johns Road vicinity near the Groynes.

The victim was taken to Christchurch Hospital in a serious condition where he

remained for 6 days, he is now recuperating at home.

He suffered a significant and potentially life threatening head injury which

included bleeding on his brain and a significant wound to the rear of his head.

The victim's front teeth were smashed out and he suffered bruising to his ribs

and legs.

The four offenders are described as being two males in their 20's or early

30's and two females aged in their late teens or early 20's.

Police are interested in locating a dark coloured four door sedan motor

vehicle that the offenders were travelling in. The vehicle is described as being

similar to a Subaru legacy with a large exhaust pipe which sounds quite loud.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Wormald of the Papanui Police says the

Police are treating this incident very seriously. "We could have been easily

dealing with another Murder / Homicide investigation. I am urging members of

the public to contact us if they have any information relating to this incident."

Please contact Detective Bryan Gillespie directly on 374 1709.