Hamilton stabbing prompts police warning

A domestic stabbing in Hamilton this morning has led to warnings of the volatile mix of alcohol and increased Christmas financial pressure.

Hamilton CIB Acting Detective Sergeant Andrew Mortimore said police went to the Ross Cres address about 1.40am following a call from ambulance staff.

"Officers arrived to find a woman had suffered a serious stab wound to her back and she was taken to Waikato Hospital by ambulance and has subsequently been released.

"Police are working to confirm the identity and location of a man believed to have been at the address at the time of the incident."

A scene guard was in place at the Fairfield address and a forensic examination was scheduled to take place later this morning.

Mr Mortimore said while much of what occurred was still to be confirmed, this morning's incident highlighted the risks associated with domestic violence and those who felt at risk in their homes were urged to seek help.

"At this time of year there are a lot of financial pressures on top of increasing temperatures and often, increased alcohol consumption.

"This can sometimes be a volatile mix and we ask people to take stock of their personal situation and if they need help, tell someone, domestic violence is not OK."

 

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