Name suppression for stabbing accused

Last updated 11:53 22/02/2014

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Name suppression has been granted to a 23-year-old charged with stabbing a man in the neck on Wednesday night.

Duty lawyer Kirsty May asked for the suppression at the man's appearance in the Christchurch District Court today and prosecutor Sergeant Steve Midgley said the police had no objection.

The man entered no plea to a charge of wounding Daniel Joseph Patrick Leahy with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Justices of the Peace Nick Atkins and Jan Crooks granted the suppression and remanded him in custody.

A bail application may be considered for his next appearance which will be by video-link from Christchurch Men's Prison on Thursday.

The 22-year-old victim was found in a shared driveway in Somerset Crescent in the Christchurch suburb of Spreydon, about 10.40pm on Wednesday, apparently after being cornered by four men.

Neighbours who found Leahy said he had a 6cm gash in his neck with blood pouring out.

The neighbours phoned the police and used towels to staunch the bleeding until emergency services arrived.Mr Leahy had surgery for the wound on his neck on Thursday.

Police say Leahy and the alleged attacker knew each other.  

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