Friday, June 5, 2009

Two men stabbed at after-ball party

Last updated 13:45 06/06/2009

Police are hunting a man who stabbed two others after a private party was gatecrashed by up to 200 young people in Whangarei last night.

Detective Sergeant Steve Simpkin, of Whangarei, said police had been called to an address in Lake Ora Road in suburban Kamo.

"It was a small party as a private after-ball function for one of the high schools.

"There was a large number of grossly intoxicated people there.

"It was gatecrashed by 150 to 200 people, a number of fights broke out and a number of people were assaulted and bottled and the two people were stabbed."

The victims, who were not students, were taken to hospital but their injuries were not regarded as life-threatening.

Mr Simkins said inquiries were continuing.