Police are investigating a serious assault last night at Cannons Creek Park in Porirua.
Police were initially called at 3am today by staff at Kenepuru Hospital, who were treating a man with a serious head injury.
It has been established the man had been walking home after having dinner at a friend’s house in Worcester Street and the attack took place between 10.30pm – 11.30pm.
It appears the victim took a short cut through Cannons Creek Park, where Police have since discovered fresh blood and items belonging to him.
The Police examination of the entrance to Cannons Creek Park, off Castor Street, has determined a group of people may have been hanging out in the area while drinking alcohol.
Local inquiries have established this as a regular location for people to congregate and drink alcohol.
The victim is currently in Hospital with a suspected fractured skull and is in a serious condition.
The Police would like to warn people to be vigilant if out walking at night in this area.
Police would also like hear from anyone who has knowledge about this incident, or may know of people who were in this area last night between 10.30pm and midnight. Please contact the Wellington Crime Squad on 3812077.