Bail for stabbing accused

Last updated 08:11 30/01/2013

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A Timaru man accused of stabbing two men early on Saturday has been released on bail.

Karaitiana Dawson, 19, faced two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm while a second man, Legion Piha Karauria, 25, of Timaru, faced one charge of assault.

Both men had their applications for bail approved yesterday when they appeared in the Timaru District Court, after it was denied on Monday.

Judge Joanna Maze suppressed all information put to the court relating to the bail applications.

Police said two men, aged 21 and 20, were stabbed during a "fracas" in Church St.

The 21-year-old collapsed, walked to Sophia St and collapsed again near the Timaru library. He was assaulted again while being helped by a member of the public.

Both received medical attention.

An 18-year-old Timaru woman, charged with possession of a knife in relation to the incident, did not appear yesterday.

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- The Timaru Herald

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