Man critical after Hawke's Bay assault

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The man was found at 7am on Monday (Newshub. / file)

Police are trying to identify a man found unconscious in Hawke's Bay on Monday morning after being assaulted.

The man is believed to be in his 40s and has long scraggly brown hair, and was wearing a red long-sleeved top and dark blue shorts when he was found at around 7am in Haumoana.

He's currently in Hawke's Bay hospital in a critical condition.

Police ask anyone who may have seen the man in the Grange Road North and Domain Road area on Sunday afternoon or evening to contact them.

Information can be provided to Hastings police on (06) 873 0500 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.