20 Jun 2021

Ten people arrested after fatal stabbing in Blenheim

4:46 pm on 20 June 2021

Ten people have been arrested in relation to a fatal stabbing in Blenheim this morning.

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Police say the altercation, which happened in Market Street about 3.30am, appears to have been between local Recognised Seasonal Employer workers and members of the Rebels gang from outside Marlborough.

A man died at the scene and two people are in hospital in a serious condition.

Marlborough Area Commander Inspector Simon Feltham said those arrested faced a range of charges, including murder, wounding with intent, asssault and disorderly behaviour.

"We acknowledge that today's incident will be concerning to the wider community," he said, adding the further arrests were likely.

The first will appear in the Blenheim District Court tomorrow.

Cordons in the area have been removed but police will continue to have an active presence in the area as their investigation continues.

Police have set up a dedicated portal for people to upload images or recordings of the incident. It can be accessed via https://alaia.nzpolice.org/

Information on the incident can also be provided to police by calling 105 and quoting event number P046918039 or file number 210620/6521, or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.