27 Sep 2015

Police examine security camera footage in search for 'king hit' assailant

9:58 am on 27 September 2015

Police are examining security camera footage to help them find the assailant who knocked out an Auckland man yesterday morning.

The 36-year-old, who suffered serious head injuries when he was felled by a single punch, remains in a critical but stable condition in Auckland Hospital.

Detective Inspector Uraia Vakaruru said the man and his friend were challenged to a fight by a group of up to five men in their late teens and early 20s outside a Denny's restaurant in Manukau.

He said closed-circuit television footage from neighbouring businesses would be assessed.