Six arrested over New Year's Day stabbing
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 1:01p.m.
By 3 News online staff
Police in Napier have arrested six young men believed to be responsible for a stabbing attack on New Year's Day.
All six men, aged between 20 and 15, will appear in the Napier District Court today charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, unlawful assembly, assault with a weapon, and assault with intent to injure.
The victim of the stabbing, local man Luke Brown, was returning home from the New Year’s fireworks display on the Napier waterfront with a friend when they were ambushed and attacked in the middle of the street.
His friend Wilbour Hicko was punched and kicked, but Mr Brown was stabbed and beaten and had to be kept on life support at Hawke's Bay Hospital with a laceration to his stomach and bowel, a punctured lung, broken ribs and a serious head injury.
Detective Sergeant Emmet Lynch says Mr Brown and his family are very pleased with the arrests and look forward to resolving the traumatic event.
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