Man denies neck stabbing charge
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.