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Police appeal for information into Hamilton incidents

Hamilton assaults news

Waikato Police are seeking information from the public following a number of assaults that occured in Hamilton overnight.

An 18-year-old local man was stabbed in the chest during an incident near Hood Street.

The man is reported to be in a stable condition at Waikato Hospital.

Police understand this incident was connected to a number of assaults and fights that occurred around 2:25am in the Market Place area.

A second man was left unconscious at the location after he was king hit and kicked on the ground, and a third man was also assaulted.

An 18-year-old Hamilton man has been arrested on charges relating to the stabbing and the other assaults.

The man is due to appear in the Hamilton District Court tomorrow Monday 18 July.

Police urge anyone to come forward who was in the area and has information regarding these incidents, or are aware of similar incidents occurring around the same time.

‘We are committed to identifying all those involved in last night’s events and holding them to account,’ said Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson.

‘Police are aware this incident may have been recorded by onlookers and are seeking their assistance as part of the investigation.

‘We would like to hear from any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist our enquiries.

‘The inquiry team can be contacted on 105 or through Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting file number 220717/0933.’

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Source:NZ Police

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