Tauranga assault accused in custody

Police examining the scene on The Strand. Photo: Cameron Avery.

The man accused of assaulting another man in Tauranga will remain behind bars until his next court appearance.

The 24-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after a 39-year-old man was found in critical condition near the playground on The Strand in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim was flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition on Sunday.

A police spokesperson says the assault is believed to have happened around 3.20am.

The accused has been charged with wounding with intent.

He appeared in Tauranga District Court on Monday, where he was remanded in custody until April 11.

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