Shank used in attack

Last updated 16:46 04/12/2013

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A Palmerston North roofer accused of walking through the open door of a Terrace End house and assaulting three people with a homemade shank has been remanded in custody.

Ivor Drake, 31, made a brief appearance before Justice of the Peace Ray Bensemann in the Palmerston North District Court this afternoon.

He was remanded in custody and will appear again later this month.

Drake is facing three charges of assaulting a person with a weapon, one charge of assault with intent to injure and one charge of entering a building without consent with intent to commit an imprisonable offence.

Acting Detective Sergeant Brendon Gerrish told the Manawatu Standard that the alleged attack took place at a Limbrick St address about 5.10pm yesterday.

Gerrish said Drake, who lives nearby, entered the house through an open door intending to "address issues" with the occupants.

He encountered six people inside who were unknown to him and allegedly attacked them with a homemade "stabbing implement", Gerrish said.

Three of the victims suffered minor injuries, Gerrish said.

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