A Northcote man is being held in custody on charges of stabbing two men in an incident in New Brighton overnight.
Interim name suppression was granted to the 38-year-old labourer facing charges of wounding two men with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and unlawfully taking one of the men’s cars, when he appeared before Justices of the Peace in the Christchurch District Court.
The man made no application for bail and was remanded in custody to Thursday for a lawyer to be assigned.
Duty lawyer Nicola Hansen asked for the interim suppression, so that a detailed application could be considered at Thursday’s appearance when he had received legal advice and might seek release on bail.
Police said two men had been treated at hospital after the incident on Sunday night. One of the victims received about 20 stab wounds to the face, neck, and body after being attacked with a screwdriver.
The second victim was attacked in the car afterwards, receiving about 10 stab wounds to the shoulder. He has been treated and discharged, while the first victim remains in hospital.