Man assaulted with machete

Last updated 08:12 12/10/2012

Relevant offers

A 30-year-old man was assaulted with a machete in Hamilton East this morning.

He was taken to Waikato Hospital with arm and leg lacerations.

Police communications Inspector Ian Brooker said a St John Ambulance call came in at 1.59am in relation to the incident and the Hamilton CIB responded.

"They’re talking about a patient who’s been assaulted with a large blade of some description," Mr Brooker said.

"He’s arrived at Waikato Hospital with machete wounds."

Mr Brooker said CIB were still dealing with the case this morning.

St John northern communications team leader Brett Tobeck said the emergency call about a man who had been beaten and cut came in at 1.30am.

"It looks like there’s been an assault with a blade of some description to his leg and arm," Mr Tobeck said.

"He was status three, moderate injuries"

However, severe lacerations could be classed as either status three or a more critical status of one or two, it depends on where the the injuries were inflicted and how threatening they were to the patient’s health.

Hamilton Police would not comment on the incident when contacted this morning.

Ad Feedback

- Waikato Times

Special offers
Opinion poll

How excited are you about the 2014 Commonwealth Games?

It's gold, bring it on

It's okay, like a watered-down Olympics

Not really - but I'll be once NZ serve up some dramatics.

Old episodes of Friends are more exciting.

Vote Result

Related story: After the hype, time to let the Games begin

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content