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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Hawke’s Bay Police are appealing for information following an assault in Flaxmere early yesterday morning.

Police received a report just before 5:20am that a male had been assaulted as he walked along Chatham Road near Chatham Park.

The victim received four small stab wounds as a result – three to his back and one to his neck. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The offender is described as a skinny male in his early twenties, approximately 182 cm tall, with short hair and wearing a light-coloured top.

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the Chatham Road area, particularly between Margate Avenue and Omahu Road, early yesterday morning and may have information that could assist.

People can call Police on 105 and quote file number 211009/3633. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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