7 Oct 2017

Attempted murder charge over Thames stabbing

10:08 am on 7 October 2017

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman who was stabbed in Thames.

Hamilton District Court building.

Hamilton's courthouse. Photo: PHOTO NZ

Police yesterday launched a manhunt for a 36-year-old who they said took a two-year-old boy after an attack at a house on Ngati Maru Highway.

The man and child were found in the Auckland suburb of Kelston last night.

A woman airlifted to Waikato hospital with stab wounds is in a stable condition and due to undergo surgery.

Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said the child was being cared for by family, and the man would appear in the Hamilton District Court this morning.