One person has been arrested following a stabbing in South
Auckland this morning.
Counties Manukau police arrested an 18-year-old man following
an incident in Alfriston Road, Manurewa just after 1am.
The man arrested was charged with wounding with intent to
cause grievous bodily harm.
The 19-year-old victim received a stab wound to his neck and
was in a critical condition in hospital following emergency
He suffered substantial blood loss at the scene and received
emergency first-aid by attending police and ambulance
officers before being rushed to hospital.
The incident occurred when the victim and the suspect were
walking in separate groups along Alfriston Road, and an
altercation between the two groups broke out.
No one else was injured, police said.
The suspect and three others left the scene following the
incident and were soon found by police in a car outside a
It was unknown whether the two groups were known to each
other prior to the altercation, however police did not
believe it was gang-related.
Police and forensic staff were currently working at the scene
and enquiries were continuing. Alfriston Road was still
closed at 11.30am.
Police asked for residents of the surrounding area -
specifically those between Claude Road and Shifnall Drive -
to check their properties for any discarded knives.
Anyone with information was asked to call Counties Manukau
Police immediately on 09 261 1321 or provide information
anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.