Invercargill Police have arrested a man following a serious incident overnight which has left a woman in critical condition.
Police were called to a Mavora Cres, Heidelberg, property after a report of an assault.
A woman was located at the scene and was transported to hospital with critical injuries.
Subsequently, a 51-year-old man known to the victim has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and attempted murder.
‘He is due to appear in Invercargill District Court today,’ said Detective Sergeant Mark McCloy of Invercargill Police.
‘A scene examination at the property is underway today, in conjunction with ESR.
‘Enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident are ongoing.
‘As the matter is before the courts, Police will not comment further.’