Bail denied in Timaru stabbings

Last updated 05:00 29/01/2013

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A Timaru man has been charged with stabbing two men in a street fight in Timaru early on Saturday.

Karaitiana Dawson, 19, faced two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm while a second man, Legion Piha Karauria, 25, of Timaru, faced one charge of assault.

Both men had their applications for bail declined when they appeared in the Timaru District Court yesterday and were remanded in custody for another bail application to be made today.

Judge Joanna Maze suppressed all information put to the court relating to the bail applications.

Police said two men, aged 21 and 20, were stabbed during a "fracas" in Church St.

The 21-year-old collapsed, walked to Sophia St and collapsed again near the Timaru library. He was assaulted again while being helped by a member of the public, police said.

He was taken to hospital with a "moderate, non-life threatening injury". The 20-year-old admitted himself to hospital three hours later. Both have been released.

An 18-year-old Timaru woman, charged with possession of a knife in relation to the incident, did not appear yesterday.

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- The Timaru Herald

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