19 Oct 2012

Three injured in meat cleaver attack

4:17 pm on 19 October 2012

One of the three victims of a meat cleaver attack in the Waikato has been released from hospital.

Detective Sergeant Mata John said the parties were drinking at a public place in Ngaruawahia on Thursday night when a man set upon them with a cleaver.

A 39-year old man has been arrested and charged with three counts of serious assault following the attack and appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Friday.

One man remains in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit while another is in a stable but serious condition.