Man dies after Nelson stabbing

LAURA BASHAM
Last updated 17:11 03/03/2013
St Vincent St
MARTIN DE RUYTER/Fairfax NZ

Nelson police and St John ambulance paramedics at at incident in St Anne Pl and St Vincent St, Nelson.

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Nelson police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a man stabbed this morning in a domestic dispute.

A woman who was also stabbed received serious injuries and is in Nelson Hospital in a stable condition.

Another woman received superficial injuries and is in police custody. She is to appear in the Nelson District Court on Monday.  Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.

Police cordoned off part of St Vincent St and St Anne Place while they investigated after the attacks at 10.45am today.

This afternoon police said the man had died in hospital and they were now treating it as a homicide investigation.

Senior Sergeant Stu Koefoed, of Nelson, said  there were two scenes, one in St Anne Place and the other in St Vincent St.

The incident had begun in St Anne Place then continued into St Vincent St.

Police were attending the reported domestic incident when they came across the second incident.

The offender and a victim in the St Vincent St incident were female.

They were all Chinese nationals who appeared to have New Zealand residency, he said.

St John Ambulance Tasman district operations manager James McMeekin said this morning a woman in her thirties and a 40-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries.

The woman was outside an address in St Vincent St and the man outside an address in St Anne Place. They were treated and taken to Nelson Hospital.

Another woman in her fifties with superficial injuries was treated by ambulance staff in St Vincent St, before being taken into custody.

The mid-morning attacks happened several hundred metres from Victory Square where the Little Day Out community celebration is being held this afternoon.

It is the second serious crime in the Victory area this year. The community has been rallying after a 22 year old Nelson man was arrested and charged in relation to the brutal attack and rape of a 62-year-old woman at the Victory Community Gardens on New Year's Day.

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