31 May 2013

Stabbing victim charged with assault

8:31 pm on 31 May 2013

Police in Wellington have charged a 23-year-old man with aggravated burglary and assault with a weapon after he was stabbed in the suburb of Kilbirnie on Tuesday night.

The man, and a male accomplice, entered a property on Rodrigo Road wearing masks and carrying a knife.

During the ensuing altercation, one of the occupants received minor injuries while one of the intruders required surgery for multiple stab wounds at Wellington Hospital.

At a bedside court hearing on Friday, the man was remanded in custody and will re-appear in Wellington District Court on June 14.

Police say a decision about charges against the occupant who stabbed the 23-year-old is yet to be made.

They say some occupants of the property and the offender are known to each other and it was an isolated incident.