The following statement is attributable to Wairarapa CIB Supervisor Sergeant Michael Smith:
Wairarapa police have arrested a 22-year-old man from Whanganui this evening in relation to a grievous assault that took place at a residential address in Masterton on Wednesday evening.
A man initially arrived at a commercial premises on Chapel Street with injuries and was transported to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition.
They remain in hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.
This afternoon a 22-year-old man was taken into custody and charged with Grievous Assault following the execution of a search warrant by Police.
The man is due to appear in the Masterton district Court on the Saturday 7 May.
We can reassure the public that the parties were known to each other, and the incident poses no wider risk to the community.
Issued by Police Media Centre