A Hastings man who was stabbed in the head and neck fled a
Camberley house after the attack left him in a critical
Detective Sergeant Brent Greville told Hawke's Bay
Today yesterday, police were conducting a scene
examination at a Kotuku St home, where a 39-year-old man had
been stabbed "a few times" to the head and neck on Sunday
Police said the stabbing victim managed to make his way to a
Raureka house in Hastings about 4.45pm before being taken to
Hawke's Bay Hospital.
Mr Greville said police were still looking for the weapon
used in the assault but had a person in custody.
Police said the alleged offender was arrested a short time
later at a Flaxmere house. A 28-year-old man appeared in the
Hastings District Court yesterday on a charge of assault.
He was granted interim name suppression and remanded in
custody until August.
A Hawke's Bay Hospital spokeswoman said the victim was now in
a stable condition.
- By Sam Hurley of Hawke's Bay Today