A person has been hospitalised with severe injuries after an assault in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood.
A police spokesperson told Newshub a person was attacked at a residential property in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The assault was reported shortly before 5am.
"Police are responding to an assault at a residential property in Linwood," police said.
"One person has been transported to hospital with serious injuries."
An individual has been taken into custody in relation to the assault.