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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are seeking witnesses to a serious assault that occurred outside the Metro Sports Bat, Porirua in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At around 12:30am, a man was attempting to break up a fight between a group of people outside the bar.

During the incident, he was struck on the back of the head by another male and was subsequently transported to Wellington Hospital with critical injures.  He remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Police are making a number of enquiries to identify the offender, including reviewing CCTV footage.

Police are also speaking to witnesses, however we would like to speak to anyone else who witnessed the assault or who was at the bar on Saturday evening and has information that can assist our enquiries.

Anyone who has any information regarding the assault or the identity of the alleged offender is asked to contact Police on 105 quoting file number 210418/4368.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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