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New Brighton stabbing – police release images of prime suspects

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify two males who we believe can assist with their investigation into a stabbing incident in New Brighton over the weekend.

The incident occurred on Saturday 10 December 2022 at around 5.50pm outside of a bar at New Brighton Mall.

There has been an altercation between two men and the victim during which one of the men has stabbed the victim.

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He was taken to Christchurch Hospital to undergo surgery and remains there in a stable condition.

Police are hoping that someone will recognise the two men in these pictures.

One suspect is described as being Caucasian, of tall build, and was wearing a basketball singlet.

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The second suspect is described as being Maori or Polynesian and may have had facial tattoos.

‘We are also keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident. As you can see in the CCTV images there were people very close by when the incident occurred. We are keen to speak with them to see if they can assist our investigation team,’ said Detective Mike McKellow, Canterbury Police.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 105 quoting file number 221210/9321. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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  1. This is why law-abiding, properly vetted Firearms Licence Holders need to ‘conceal carry’ handguns / pistols for self-defence.
    That evens-up the playing field, and most random assaults, stabbings, and shootings using firearms that are illegally- held by NON-licenced firearms perpetrators would be very, very diminished.
    An armed society is a polite society!
    Armed citizen interventions have prevented many mass shootings and massacres in other nations!
    And, if guns were outlawed, only outlaws would have guns! (as we are seeing now under the discoveries of NZ Police’s ‘Operation Cobalt’).
    New Zealand signed on to the UN Doctrines and Dictates.
    Read UN Chapter 7 and Article 51, titled ‘The Right to ‘Self Defence’. This encompasses both a country and gives / grants the populations the right to self-defence if threatened with maiming, bodily harm, or death!
    So, the question here is this; why haven’t successive NZ Governments not allowed the population of NZ this International Human Right to self-defence with properly-licenced firearms rights?
    Just ask any Dairy Owner, and I’m sure that they would demand full protections under the UN Chapter 7.
    & fog cannons? How bloody stupid; How can one see the faces of robbers / murderers when fog blocks the CCTV from a proper perpetrator’s image???
    Ram raids? The vehicle then becomes a weapon!
    Defence against such a weapon is then tantamount. Ram my shop, and you will be dealt with accordingly.
    Burglary and break-in into private homes with rapes usually occurring?
    Every person sleeping in a home should have a handgun close-by. A burglar NOT knowing who has what next to them will not attempt to break in and force themselves onto another person, or steal personal property, or harm another human being!


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