Palmerston North man sent to Wellington hospital after being stabbed

A 23-year-old Palmerston North man is being transferred to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed during an alleged domestic dispute on Tuesday night. 

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said the incident occurred at a home in the suburb of Awapuni, Palmerston North.

The man's partner, a 22-year-old Palmerston North woman, has been arrested. 

It has been alleged she stabbed him with a knife in the back during a domestic violence incident, Sheridan said.

The man spent a night in Palmerston North Hospital's intenstive care unit. He is said to be stable. 

The woman has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and is due to appear in the Palmerston North District court on Wednesday afternoon.

Police have spoken with other family members who were at the house at the time of the stabbing, and were not looking for any one else in connection with it. 

Police are examinining the scene on Wednesday morning.

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 - Manawatu

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