9 Dec 2008

Police appeal for information over hammer assault

7:41 am on 9 December 2008

Police investigating an assault in Mt Maunganui are appealing for information about a dark-coloured car.

A 31-year-old Papamoa man is in a critical condition after he was hit in the head with what police believe was a claw hammer on Sunday, on Commons Avenue

He has undergone emergency surgery in Waikato Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain.

Tauranga Police are seeking information about a dark coloured 1991 Nissan Maxima sedan.

Tauranga CIB Senior Sergeant Rob Glencross said witnesses have provided some useful information, but police would like to speak to anyone else who has further details.