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