New Brighton stabbing accused named

January 9, 2017 | By More

Name suppression has lapsed for a man accused of the screwdriver stabbing of a woman at her New Brighton home on December 30.

Interim suppression was granted at the first appearance of Wayne Curtis Durham on the day of the stabbing, but it was not continued when he appeared by video-link from the prison at the Christchurch District Court today.

Durham, 68, from Coalgate in Selwyn District, is accused of wounding the 46-year-old woman with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police say Durham and the woman knew each other. The woman was taken to Christchurch Hospital for surgery after receiving a stab wound in the neck from a screwdriver about 1.15am.

Defence counsel Glenn Dixon today asked Judge Jane McMeeken for a further remand without plea for Durham. No bail application has been made.

The judge remanded Durham in custody to appear on February 20.

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