1493756102217 - Man charged after stabbing in South Taranaki

Man charged after stabbing in South Taranaki

A South Taranaki man has been charged after a man was stabbed during a domestic incident.

A Hawera man was arrested after the April 30 callout to a  Fitzroy St address in Normanby.

The 53-year-old has yet to enter pleas to charges of entering a building with an intent to commit a crime and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Court documents show the accused, whose occupation is listed as being an engineer, is alleged to have entered the address with a knife and then stabbed a man. 

The  defendant was also injured during the assault. As a result, both men were taken to the Taranaki Base Hospital for treatment.  

A Taranaki District Health Board spokeswoman said the accused was discharged after being medically assessed.

The stabbing victim, who suffered an injury to his stomach, was admitted but released the following day.

The accused is due to reappear in the Hawera District Court on May 16.