Police seek witnesses to Timaru stabbing

06:45, Feb 26 2013

Police are seeking information after a stabbing, which resulted in two people being treated at Timaru Hospital on Saturday.

The two men were stabbed in a street fight outside a Timaru bar.

Police said a 21-year-old and a 20-year-old were stabbed during a "fracas" in Church St, Timaru.

The 21-year-old collapsed, walked to Sophia St and collapsed again near the Timaru library.

"He then suffered a further assault whilst being tended to by a member of the public," police said.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance with a "moderate, non-life threatening injury". The 20-year-old admitted himself to hospital three hours later.

Two men, aged 19 and 25, and a woman aged 18, were arrested in connection with the assault.

The men were charged with assault, and the woman with possession of a knife and possession of cannabis.


The Timaru Herald