6 Feb 2015

Man attacked with hammer in Ashburton

6:46 am on 6 February 2015

Three Ashburton men have been charged after an argument in which a man was hit in the face and struck three times with a hammer, last night.

The victim was taken to Ashburton Hospital for treatment and is now recovering at home.

Canterbury Police were blaming the incident on alcohol, which they said fuelled a fight between three flatmates and a visitor.

Two men aged 23 and 29 were charged with assault and a 26-year-old man was charged with injuring with intent to injure.

They were bailed to appear in Ashburton District Court later this month.