Man charged after Atawhai stabbing

Last updated 12:19 10/02/2014

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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.

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