Woman accused of stabbing partner with knife

Police tape off an area of flats on Victoria St after a stabbing.
MARK TAYLOR/FAIRFAX NZ

Police tape off an area of flats on Victoria St after a stabbing.

A woman has been charged after allegedly using a knife to stab her partner in an alcohol-fuelled domestic in Hamilton. 

Police were called to the couple's home at the northern end of Victoria St to find a man with multiple injuries. 

A neighbour and attending police officers managed to stop the blood flow from the stab wounds, Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson, of Waikato CIB, said.

The 54-year-old was rushed to Waikato Hospital where he underwent surgery over the weekend. 

"They provided life-saving first aid until the victim could be treated in hospital."

A knife had been recovered from the scene in a block of flats next to Waters Day Spa. 

The 53-year-old remained in police custody over the weekend and was due to appear in Hamilton District Court on Monday charged with wounding with intent to cause grevious bodily harm. 

Neighbours said the couple argued regularly, but Patterson believed there were no current police-issued protection orders in place. 

The area had been cordoned off over the weekend to allow specialist investigators to conduct a scene examination. 

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