Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Neighbours Go To Rescue In Wainuiomata Stabbing

Neighbours Go To Rescue In Wainuiomata Stabbing


Lower Hutt Police are praising the actions of concerned neighbours who went to help a woman who had been stabbed in her home.

Detective Sergeant Brendan Mears, Lower Hutt CIB, said the timely intervention by several neighbours who heard the woman's screams helped save the victim's life.

"They heard the screams, were concerned by what they saw, went to help the woman and also called police," he said. "This was a courageous response from neighbours."

Police have arrested a man and charged him with assault. He appeared in the Lower Hutt District Court today and has been remanded in custody for a week. Further more serious charges are pending.

Detective Sergeant Mears said the 35-year-old victim is seriously ill in Wellington Hospital where she has had surgery for multiple stab wounds.

He said the woman was at her home with her four children when she was attacked by a man who was known to her. Another woman in the house went to help, receiving some minor injuries in the process, but her intervention enabled the victim to run screaming from the house.

The man broke free and chased the woman out into the street where she was attacked on a footpath.

The woman's cries for help were heard by neighbours from several houses. Some went to comfort the woman while another followed the man who had left the street in a van, and alerted police.

Detective Sergeant Mears said there was a short pursuit over the Wainuiomata Hill Road, and road spikes were used to try and stop the offender's vehicle. The spikes hit the tyres but the man continued to drive for some distance, ramming a police car, before he was blocked in by patrol cars and stopped.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election