Three men have been charged with kidnapping after a dramatic armed offenders squad raid in Napier on Saturday.
The incident began after police responded just before 9am and arrested one person in Whakatū.
"Shortly afterwards, the Hawke's Bay armed offenders squad executed a search warrant at an address on Kenny Rd in Ahuriri," says Detective Inspector Mike Foster.
"The victim was located a short distance from this location, and a further two offenders were arrested."
The victim received serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.
Three Napier men aged 23, 31 and 39 are jointly charged with kidnapping and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
They will appear in Napier District Court on Monday.