Wanaka serious assault info sought

Wanaka Police Station. Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun

Wanaka’s police are continuing to investigate an assault last weekend which left a man in a serious condition.

The 27-year-old man was found unconscious behind the BP service station on Ardmore Street at around 1.30am on Saturday morning (August 26).

He was taken to Dunstan Hospital and later transported via helicopter to Dunedin Hospital for a CAT scan, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses and working to establish the circumstances around the assault.

Senior Constable Darren Cranfield said that police were making good progress with their enquiries.

Another police spokesperson said there was no further update to provide at the time of the Wanaka Sun going to print.

Constable Cranfield said that alcohol had been a contributing factor.

“The level of intoxication seen on our streets in the earlier hours of the morning is quite alarming, and with the help from some out of town resources we intend to give this area some close attention,” he said.

Anyone who may have seen anything or been in the area at the time of the assault are asked to contact police on 03 443 7272 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.

Pictured: The area leading to the back of the BP service station, where the man was discovered unconscious, facing out towards Ardmore Street.  Photo: Danielle Butler

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