Assault on Strand leaves one critically injured

Part of The Strand remains cordoned off on Sunday morning following an assault. Photos/Video: Rosalie Liddle Crawford/SunLive

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Update: 10.10am

Police are continuing to investigate a report of an assault at The Strand in Tauranga at around 1.45am this morning.

The victim, a man, received critical injuries and remains in Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition.

The area has been cordoned off and a scene examination is underway.

Police encourage anyone who has any information on the incident or who was in the area at time to contact Police on 105.

Information can also be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Earlier, 6.50am:

One person has been critically injured following an assault in downtown Tauranga in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The incident happened near the water fountain located near the intersection of Devonport Rd and The Strand.

Police received a report of an assault on The Strand at around 1.45am this morning.

“One person was reported to have been critically injured,” says a Police spokesperson.

A SunLive reader near The Strand at 2.17am reports seeing Police with guns. Another SunLive reader in the area at 4am reports that there were about six or seven Police cars at the scene.

The Strand at 4.25am. Image: Supplied

The street remains cordoned off this morning.

SunLive will update this once more information becomes available.

At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email newsroom@thesun.co.nz




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