Men held after stabbbings

Last updated 13:00 11/02/2014

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A Nelson man has been remanded in custody charged with assaulting a woman and child following a violent incident in Atawhai.

Kyle McArtney appeared in Nelson District Court yesterday charged with unlawful sexual connection, wounding with intent to injure, assaulting a child and wilful damage.

The woman suffered a stab wound in the February 8 incident. She was treated at Nelson Hospital and discharged.

In court, McArtney was remanded in custody until February 19.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody to appear in the Nelson District Court on February 21 charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The charge followed a stabbing on the fishing boat Pacific Explorer at Port Nelson on Friday.

An Indonesian fisherman had surgery on Friday and is now in a stable condition in Nelson Hospital.

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