The 45 year-old man
hospitalised after suffering a stab wound to the chest at
about 1.25 this morning is reported to be recovering after
surgery in Auckland Hospital.
Auckland City Police are
investigating the Commodore Drive, Lynfield, incident and
are following some encouraging lines of inquiry.
unclear what the circumstances leading up to the man's
injury were or whether others were involved although there
have been reports he was in the company of two men prior to
the incident being reported, initially to ambulance
The knife used in the incident has been
recovered and a scene examination at the address where the
stabbing occurred has been completed.
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
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