16 Sep 2018

Three stabbings across New Zealand last night

7:50 pm on 16 September 2018

Police are investigating three stabbings in different parts of the country last night.

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Stabbings occurred in Christchurch, Moerewa and Napier last night. Photo: 123RF

In Christchurch, a 52-year-old man has been charged with murdering a 28-year-old woman in the suburb of Ilam.

He is also charged with wounding a 31-year-old man, who is in hospital in a serious condition.

The accused man also stabbed himself and is in a serious condition.

In the Far North, the fatal stabbing of a 57-year-old man in Moerewa is being treated as homicide.

A woman known to the man is helping police with their enquiries.

In Hawke's Bay, the police are investigating after a man arrived at a Napier medical centre with serious stab wounds.