Police appealing for witnesses after Porirua stabbing
Title: Police appealing for witnesses after Porirua
At about 2.00am this morning, Police and
Ambulance attended a residential address in Niagara Street
Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Oxnam says
"On arrival we have found two gang members, aged 42 and 20
years old, who appear to have suffered multiple stab wounds.
"Both men were immediately taken to Wellington Hospital,
but we understand that the wounds are not considered life
"Police and ESR are carrying out a scene
examination which is expected to take several days.
have seen gang violence in this area before, I would be very
concerned that things do not escalate.
Kapiti Mana Police
are appealing for anybody who was in the vicinity and may
have seen what happened to contact them on (04) 238 1400.
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