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Haumoana assault victim dies

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/02/2017

A man found badly beaten and unconscious in the Hawke's Bay during the weekend has died in hospital.

He was found in Haumoana and taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital on Monday morning and police confirmed the death of the 45-year-old on Tuesday.

"Police believe the man was assaulted before being found unconscious," says Detective Inspector Mike Foster.

Police are carrying out a scene examination around Domain Road and want to hear from anyone who may have seen the man in the area on Sunday evening.

The victim had long scraggly hair and when found he was wearing a long sleeved red top and dark blue shorts.

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