Man denies neck stabbing charge

22:02, Mar 16 2014
Sreydon stabbing scene
STABBING SCENE: Police examine the scene of a stabbing in Somerset Crescent, Spreydon.

A man accused of stabbing another man in the neck in an incident in Spreydon last month is denying the charge.

John David Evans, a 23-year-old from Hoon Hay, pleaded not guilty to the charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He appeared in the Christchurch District Court by video-link from Christchurch Men's Prison, where he is being held in custody.

Evans was arrested after neighbours found Daniel Joseph Patrick Leahy cornered in a driveway in Somerset Crescent by four men on the night of February 19. He was bleeding from a gash in his neck and later had surgery at the Christchurch Hospital.

Judge Stephen O'Driscoll remanded Evans in custody to appear again on April 3.


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