Source: New Zealand Police
– Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Brad Grainger
Police are investigating an assault on a 70-year-old man at his home on Bamford St, Christchurch.
The incident occurred around 7pm yesterday (Sunday) when the man went to the backdoor of his home after being alerted to a disturbance.
A masked offender, dressed in dark clothing, grabbed the victim and repeatedly hit him in the head with a sharp object before leaving the scene.
The victim went to Christchurch hospital, but has since been discharged.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Christchurch Police on (03) 363 7400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Issued by Police Media Centre.