Woman stabbed in back: Fairfield

A woman was stabbed in the back in the Hamilton suburb of Fairfield this morning.

Police are due to conduct a forensic examination of the house where the attack occurred today.

Ambulance staff called police to the scene on Ross Cres at about 1.40am.

"Officers arrived to find a woman had suffered a serious stab wound to her back and she was taken to Waikato Hospital by ambulance and has subsequently been released,'' acting Detective Sergeant Andrew Mortimore of the Hamilton CIB said.

Police are on the hunt for a man believed to have been at the house at the time.

Mr Mortimore said the incident highlights the risks associated with domestic violence and those who feel at risk in their home are urged to seek help.