12 May 2016

Arrest over woman found injured by road

10:18 am on 12 May 2016

A 38-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping a woman who was found with critical injuries on the side of a road in Dome Valley.

A member of the public found the woman on Waiwhiu Conical Peak Road in Dome Valley, north of Auckland, at about 7am on Monday.

She remains in Auckland Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police said the man charged with her kidnapping will appear in the North Shore District Court today.

Police are not ruling out the possibility of further arrests.

Police are trying to identify a woman with this tattoo, after she was found with serious head injuries north of Auckland.

Police released a picture of the woman's tattoo as they tried to identify her. Photo: POLICE

Initially, police were unable to identify the woman and released a picture of her tattoo in the hope someone would recognise it.

On Tuesday, police announced they had identified the woman and said her family were at her bedside.