17 Apr 2014

Attacked officer out of hospital

8:00 pm on 17 April 2014

A police officer attacked during a brawl in Auckland has been released from hospital.

Police say they were called to the Glen Innes town centre shortly after midnight on Wednesday to a report of a large number of people fighting.

They say the first officer to arrive was surrounded, then assaulted on the forecourt of the local service station.

He was knocked unconscious and received a cut to the head, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Officers are looking for witnesses to the fighting or assault.