“Police appeal for witnesses to Whakatane incident”

Police are appealing for information from members of the public who may have witnessed a serious incident in Whakatane on Friday night.

At around 8:30pm on Friday, May 10, a 41-year-old man presented to Whakatane Hospital with serious injuries.

Following surgery, the man was flown to Waikato Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Police believe the incident occurred on Hotene Street, Whakatane.

We ask anyone who may have witnessed anything on the street on Friday evening to contact Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255.