Attributable to Whanganui Field Crime Manager Inspector Paul Baskett:
Whanganui Police are appealing for information in relation to an assault in the Moana/Duncan Street area last night.
It happened around 5pm, and one person was badly injured and taken to hospital in a critical condition.
There was a scene guard in place overnight and CIB conducted a scene examination this morning.
Fire and Emergency NZ was required to assist Police in clearing the scene.
Anyone that has electronic recordings, CCTV or witnessed the incident is encouraged to speak with Police so we can piece together what happened.
If you live nearby, have a look around your property and if there are any discarded objects in the area, report to Police straight away.
It is important that if you know who is responsible for this attack that you come forward and tell Police what you know.
The victim remains in Wellington Hospital in a critical condition.
No one has been arrested in relation to the incident at this stage and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information can contact Police on 105 and quote file number 220512/6199.
Alternatively, information can be given to Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Issued by the Police Media Centre