31 May 2010

300 stitches to man's leg after domestic incident

1:57 pm on 31 May 2010

Hamilton say a domestic violence incident on Sunday left a man needing 300 stitches to his leg.

They say that when they arrived at a Dinsdale address they found the man's partner had allegedly cut his leg with a Stanley knife.

The 48-year-old man had stitches to his right leg to close the wound, which ran from his right thigh to below his knee.

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police say the incident highlights the need for people to get help before domestic situations get out of hand.