Man accused of Auckland hospital stabbing appears in court

The scene of the stabbing at Auckland City Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

The scene of the stabbing at Auckland City Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

A man has appeared in court following the alleged stabbing of another man at Auckland City Hospital. 

Brian Steven Baldwin, 56, appeared in the Auckland District Court on Wednesday facing a single charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. 

It followed an alleged attack on another man at the hospital on Tuesday, leaving the victim in a serious condition. 

Witnesses reported seeing him with a knife sticking out of his kidney region. 

Judge Jonathan Moses declined Baldwin's application for interim name suppression, despite his lawyer arguing that police were still urging witnesses to the alleged attack to come forward, and that there could be prejudice to the investigation if he was named. 

She said Baldwin would be raising self defence as an issue. 

Baldwin, who appeared wearing a blue boiler suit, was remanded in custody and will reappear in the same court in November. 

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