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Stabbing on Taranaki Street, Wellington – Police appeal for information

Taranaki Street stabbing news

Police are seeking the assistance of the public in their investigation of the stabbing of a 48-year-old man on Taranaki Street in Wellington at about 8.50pm Thursday 28 July.

“The victim and his associate became involved in a prolonged argument with another small group outside the Wesley Methodist church on Taranaki St that resulted in the victim receiving a serious stab wound to the leg”. Say’s Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch

“A passer-by provided lifesaving emergency first aid until the arrival of police and ambulance.”

He was taken to hospital and is now recovering in ICU after surgery to the wound”.

“The male offender left the scene along York St after the incident and Police are seeking the help of the public to identify him.”

“He is of medium build, around 175cm tall, wearing a dark baseball cap and light-coloured hoodie.”

“A white Mitsubishi L300 van that had been parked in the church carpark left shortly after the stabbing and it is believed the occupants may have witnessed the incident and we ask they contact us.”

Police ask anyone with information relating to this incident to contact us on 105 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Source:NZ Police

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