Stabbings accused apply for bail

23:08, Dec 03 2012

Two men charged with separate stabbing attacks in Invercargill on Sunday will have bail applications assessed today.

Gregory William Claxton, 50, oyster opener, is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and injuring with intent to injure following an incident in Nelson St early on Sunday.

Two men and two women were allegedly assaulted and taken to hospital with moderate to severe injuries.

Claxton appeared before Justice of the Peace Lindsay Dow in Invercargill District Court yesterday.

His lawyer Jono Ross said Claxton would be defending the charges and wanted to lay charges against the two complainants.

Police opposed bail.

Mr Dow remanded Claxton in custody to be brought before a District Court judge today to consider the bail application.

Meanwhile, Jesse Cherri, 24, was charged with assault with a knife after an incident in Earn St on Sunday.

A 36-year-old man was taken to hospital with moderate head injuries after the alleged assault. Cherri's bail application will also be considered today.


The Southland Times