Man in court on attempted murder charge

BILL MOORE
Last updated 15:59 15/10/2012

Relevant offers

Crime

Marlborough man sentenced for taking car left running in driveway Official crime stats reveal burglaries and crime rising 'Mastermind' claim never made in Winders case – police Judge retires to consider case of Taranaki man accused of sexually abusing young men Union organiser Joseph Davies' child pornography use not a 'victimless crime' Marlborough men face animal cruelty charge for goat mauling Major drug bust in Auckland leads to 13 arrests $91,000 benefit fraud debt will take Taranaki man 350 years to pay back Marlborough man and woman reappear for criminal neglect South Auckland crime on the rise, new statistics reveal

A man charged with the attempted murder of a Nelson man after a 51-year-old man's throat was slashed at a Nelson address has been remanded in custody.

Steven Keith Pengelly, 39, made a brief appearance in the Nelson District Court this afternoon.

Judge Richard Russell remanded Pengelly until October 29.

He entered no plea, was remanded in custody and did not apply for bail.

Pengelly was arrested in Picton yesterday.

The arrest followed a 51-year-old man being taken to Nelson Hospital about 5pm on Friday after he staggered into the Washington Rd dairy asking for help.

He had a severe throat wound.

Detective Sergeant Mark Kaveney of the Nelson CIB said he was ''very relieved for the wider community'' that the alleged attacker was ''off the streets''.

''It was a very disturbing incident.''

The victim was discharged from Nelson Hospital yesterday afternoon. The hospital would not provide any details of his injury or treatment but, on Saturday, St John Ambulance team leader Jon Leach said the victim had suffered a ''relatively deep laceration across the throat'' that appeared to have missed the major arteries, ''but his airway was probably exposed''.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content