Teen charged with party stab­bing

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STEWART ni­cola.stewart@wrcn.co.nz

An 18-year-old Mata­mata woman has ap­peared in court af­ter al­legedly stab­bing a man in the stom­ach with a hunt­ing knife.

The man un­der­went surgery at Waikato Hos­pi­tal for his in­juries.

Sergeant Gra­ham McGurk said peo­ple were drink­ing at a birth­day party at a Farm­ers Rd ad­dress last Wed­nes­day night.

There was a do­mes­tic in­ci­dent be­tween the woman and her boyfriend, and he left the prop­erty.

She then got into an ar­gu­ment with another man at the prop­erty and al­legedly stabbed him in the stom­ach just af­ter 8.30pm.

‘‘There was a brief strug­gle and then he fell to the ground,’’ said Mr McGurk.

Other peo­ple at the prop­erty, who were not in­volved, called an am­bu­lance and tried to keep the woman at the house, but she man­aged to es­cape.

Po­lice lo­cated her at 6am the next morn­ing and she was ar­rested and charged with wound­ing with in­tent to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm.

She ap­peared in Hamil­ton Dis­trict Court on Thurs­day.

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