A 25-year-old man has been arrested after an alleged assault in Napier on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place on Latham Street shortly after 3pm on 10 January, and one person was taken to hospital with “critical injuries”.

The alleged offender, who was wearing dark clothing, left the scene on a motorcycle, police said.

Today, a man has been arrested and has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear in the Hastings District Court tomorrow.

“Detective Sergeant Kate Hyde would like to thank the public for their assistance,” a police spokesperson said.