3 Dec 2014

Second man charged over stabbing

8:43 pm on 3 December 2014

A second man has been charged over a stabbing in Tauranga at the weekend.

The injured person was found on Ohauiti Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 36-year-old Mount Maunganui man has already been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The same charge has now been laid against a 37-year-old man, also from Mount Maunganui.

Both men have name suppression and will appear in court again on 16 December.

Police believe the stabbing is linked to the death of 19-year-old Takena Tiepa-Ranapia, whose body was found on nearby Mansfield Road, also on Sunday morning.

No one has been arrested in connection with his death.