A man has been arrested after an alleged one-punch assault in Christchurch Thursday night left a man in critical condition.
Police said they were called to an Ilam Road address at about 11.45pm.
The victim was transported to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
A 19-year-old man was charged with wounding with reckless disregard and will appear in Christchurch District Council on 1 June.
Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells said in a statement that there have been a number of cases involving one-punch assaults in Christchurch in the past year.
“It’s concerning to see this level of violence regularly, and this type of assault can have devastating consequences for victims – in some cases, it can result in a death.”
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Source by [earlynews24.com]