Police are seeking witnesses to an assault on a Nelson man early on Sunday morning.
Around 3:30am on Sunday a man was walking home alone through the Nelson CBD. Police say he was confronted at the corner of Bridge St and Rutherford St by a group of six to 10 people, both male and female, who were walking in the opposite direction.
"He was set upon by the group in a prolonged assault where he was knocked unconscious," Detective Sergeant Alex Brunning says.
"During the assault he received a fractured upper left cheek bone and has been flown to Wellington Hospital for corrective surgery."
Police are appealing to the public for any information relating to the assault. You can contact police on (03) 546 3840 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.