Man charged after Atawhai stabbing

23:35, Feb 09 2014

A Nelson man faces charges of assaulting a woman and a child following a violent domestic assault involving a stabbing in Atawhai.

Nelson police said the 27-year-old man would appear in court today charged with unlawful sexual connection, wounding with intent to injure, assaulting a child and wilful damage early yesterday when the woman suffered a stab wound.

It is the second serious stabbing in three days.

Following a stabbing on the fishing boat Pacific Explorer at Port Nelson on Friday, a 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody to appear in the Nelson District Court on February 21 charged with wounding with intent to grievous bodily harm.