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Three men charged in relation to Opotiki stabbing overnight

Three men charged in relation to Opotiki stabbing overnight

Eastern Bay of Plenty Police are investigating an incident in Opotiki in the early hours of this morning which has left a man in Whakatane Hospital with stab wounds.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Standen, officer in charge of the Eastern Bay of Plenty CIB says Police were called to a Church Street address in Opotiki where it's alleged a 24 year old man was stabbed by three offenders following an altercation at a private function.

"The victim suffered a number of stab wounds to his back and lower body and is currently being treated for these injuries in Whakatane Hospital. His condition does not appear to be life threatening at this stage."

Three men, two aged 16 and one aged 22 years, are appearing in the Whakatane District Court this afternoon charged with various offences including wounding with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

"We are continuing our enquiries into this incident and have a number of people still to talk to. Luckily the victim's condition does now not appear to be life threatening."

Police would like to hear from anyone with any information in relation to this incident. Anyone with information should either phone Opotiki Police on (07) 315 1112, Whakatane Police (07) 308 5255 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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