Nelson Police are investigating an assault on a man on Thursday afternoon.
The 51-year-old victim was found by members of the public shortly after 2pm near the Trafalgar Centre on Paru Paru Rd and emergency services were called.
His injuries were initially thought to be serious however he was treated and discharged from hospital later in the evening.
Police are examining an address in the Wood where it is believed the assault took place and a scene guard has been in place overnight.
Police are appealing to anyone with information about the incident and anyone who saw the victim after the assault to contact Nelson Police by phoning 5463840.