Stabbing in Raumati

Young man hospitalised with serious stab wounds after brawl at Rosetta Road party

Kapiti Police say a 24-year-old man at a party in Rosetta Road, Raumati, was assaulted with a crowbar and stabbed approximately 12 times in the back, stomach and chest with a small folding knife.

Senior Sergeant Chanel Chapman says a group of males had spent Saturday evening together drinking.

‘Another male friend joined the group and then an altercation took place,’ she says.

Sgt Chapman says the victim was transported to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition however he has improved and is now stable.

Senior Sgt Chanel Chapman

A 24-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH), she says.

A second 24-year-old man has been charged with ‘Assault with a Weapon.’

Rua Road incident

In a separate incident at the weekend, a 31-year-old Paraparaumu man was arrested for burglary after acting suspiciously in Rua Road.

Police located the man with a mobile phone that had been stolen from a property in Rua Road.

Sgt Chapman says he had entered the house through an open window,

and she says further inquiries are being made.