15 Aug 2011

Man critical following assault in Wellington

7:33 pm on 15 August 2011

An Auckland man is in a critical condition in Wellington Hospital with head injuries following an incident in the central city.

Police says the 50-year-old was involved in an altercation with a man he knew at an inner-city hotel about 3.30am on Sunday.

The man has undergone surgery.

A 35-year-old man was to appear in Wellington District Court charged with assault.

Police inquiries are continuing.