19 Mar 2016

Fighting leads to 'serious assault'

2:56 pm on 19 March 2016

A person is in hospital after what the police say is a serious assault in Christchurch.

A police officer at an alcohol check point.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Emergency services were called to Warrington Street about 3.30am after reports of several people fighting.

The police said it appeared to be a serious assault, but the person's injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Part of the street was cordoned off while the scene was examined.