One of three people stabbed in Te Puke last night has life-threatening injuries, according to emergency services.
Ambulance staff told ONE News that stabbing incidents, involving
the same offenders, took place at two addresses in Cameron Road and
Ambulance personnel were called out at 9.45pm.
They say those injured included a man in his late 20s who was stabbed with a knife. All three were taken to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries and the other two with moderate injuries.
Police found a fourth man, who had been beaten with a hockey stick, at a second address. He was also admitted to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said one man is in the intensive care unit in a stable condition while a second man is on a general ward. A third victim has been discharged.
The fourth man, a 35 year old fruit picker, has been charged with assault and was remanded in custody to appear in the Tauranga District Court on Monday where he will face further charges.