Saturday, June 13, 2009

Teenager seriously assaulted in Christchurch

Police are appealing for witnesses to a brutal bashing in Christchurch last night which put a teen in intensive care in hospital.

The 19-year-old was rushed to intensive care after he was seriously injured on Shirley Road outside Shirley Primary School at 11.30pm.

The teen's condition had improved today and he would be transferred to a ward, Detective Senior Sergeant David Harvey said.

Police investigating the bashing hope to speak to the victim in the next few days.

A scene examination had been completed but police had not yet identified four youths last seen walking in an easterly direction towards Emmett Street and Marshlands Road.

"Anyone who knows the identity of these persons should to come forward," Mr Harvey said.

Police also wanted to hear from a man and woman who helped the victim the man after the assault.

"We would like to speak to these persons and thank them for the assistance they have given to the victim."