Bail opposed for stabbing-accused

Police opposed bail for a 17-year-old alleged to have stabbed a man in the chest and arms in an incident in Dallington last Sunday.

Dwayne Kararema Tutengaehe, labourer, appeared in Christchurch District Court charged with wounding a 30-year-old man with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police opposed his release on bail because of the seriousness of the charge.

Defence counsel David Bunce said Tutengaehe was applying for bail but asked for the case to be remanded for legal aid to be arranged and for the bail application to be prepared.

Judge David Holderness remanded the youth in custody without plea to Tuesday for the bail hearing.

The Press