Southland home invasion to feature on Police Ten 7
Southland detectives are hoping Police Ten 7 viewers will help with information about a Mataura home invasion in which an elderly man was stabbed.
Mataura man Warren MacKenzie was stabbed in his home on the night of June 15 after a man walked through his open front door and demanded money.
The attack happened about 10pm on Main St.
MacKenzie spent several days in hospital as a result of the attack.
Police visited more than 80 homes in the area appealing for information.
Invercargill Detective Sergeant Greg Baird said it was an unprovoked and violent assault and one in which viewers could help police.
The episode of Police Ten 7 will air tonight on TVNZ 2 at 7.30pm .
The programme will be repeated on Plus 1 and the Mataura case will be on Police Ten 7 Facebook once the programme has screened.