A antheral is successful a captious information successful infirmary aft allegedly being punched successful Christchurch.
A 19-year-old antheral was arrested and charged with wounding reckless disregard pursuing the incidental successful the metropolis connected Thursday, which constabulary said was allegedly a “one-punch assault”.
Officers were called to an Ilam Rd premises astir 11.45pm, and the unfortunate was taken to hospital, wherever helium remains critically injured.
The teen is owed to look successful Christchurch District Court connected June 1.
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Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells said determination had been a fig of cases involving one-punch assaults successful the metropolis successful the past year.
In April Mewa Singh died aft allegedly being punched by a antheral adjacent Linwood Park portion helium was visiting from India with his woman to sojourn their lad and grandson. A 31-year-old antheral is accused of murder.
In October, Wynton King was near connected beingness enactment successful a coma and with a terrible encephalon injury aft being punched to the crushed successful an unprovoked battle extracurricular the Rockpool barroom successful cardinal Christchurch.
His attacker, Regan Robson-Khan, 18, was spared jail.
“It’s concerning to spot this level of unit regularly, and this benignant of battle tin person devastating consequences for victims – successful immoderate cases, it tin effect successful a death,” said Wells.
“We request radical to deliberation hard astir this benignant of offending – you tin beryllium charged and convicted for a superior offence, and that volition beryllium life-changing for you arsenic well.
“We are committed to investigating these assaults and holding those who person committed this benignant of unit to account, and we impulse radical to deliberation astir what they are doing.”