A holidaymaker is fighting for his life in hospital after
being stabbed in his neck and head when he went to
investigate a disturbance outside his caravan at Waihi Beach.
A couple staying in a caravan outside a Waihi Beach Road
property heard a disturbance about 1am this morning and went
to investigate, Detective Inspector Karl Thornton.
"They have encountered a man and told him to leave but then
the husband has suffered stab wounds to his neck and head
before the offender has fled. Seriously injured, the man was
airlifted to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition," he
There was a lot of people in the area at the time, and Mr
Thornton said it was these people that held the key to
identifying the offender.
Police would like to speak to anyone who heard or saw
anything suspicious in the area at the time.