Man stabbed in groin found bleeding on road

One man was taken to Te Kuiti Hospital and transferred to Waikato Hospital by ambulance (file photo).
MARK TAYLOR/FAIRFAX NZ

One man was taken to Te Kuiti Hospital and transferred to Waikato Hospital by ambulance (file photo).

A man found bleeding in the middle of the road after being stabbed in the groin was one of two stabbings in Waikato overnight.

The man was discovered on Rora St by a member of the public who called police at 10.40pm on Tuesday, Waikato police Senior Sergeant Ray Malcolmson said.

"A male was found lying in the middle of the road after being stabbed in the groin. 

"He was taken to Te Kuiti Hospital and transferred to Waikato Hospital."

Malcolmson said the 45-year-old man's injury was serious but not life threatening. 

Police tracked the man's movements to a nearby home where he had been earlier in the evening. 

A 41-year-old man was arrested at a property in Rora St.

Shortly beforehand in nearby Piopio another King Country man was stabbed in the stomach. 

Malcolmson said the injured man, of unknown age, managed to walk to the local ambulance officer's house.

"He refused to speak to police and others also refused to speak to police."

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 He said the man was known to both Piopio and Te Kuiti police staff. 

Inquiries were continuing.

 - Stuff

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