Stabbing attacks in Murrays Bay: a man taken into custody

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A 41-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court today on charges of intentional assault and bodily harm following an incident on Auckland’s North Shore yesterday.

Police respond to the Murrays Bay incident in Auckland.
Photo: RNZ / Nick Monro

The man appeared in Waitākere District Court today.

He was charged with one count of assault and four counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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Four people were stabbed in what police said was a random attack in the suburb of Murrays Bay.

One person was stabbed at a property in Westbourne Road and three others were attacked near a bus stop.

Police say they generally discourage the public from intervening but greatly appreciate those who apprehended the offender until he arrived on the scene.

Police today said in a statement that the community could be reassured that the violent rampage was an isolated incident.

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They intend to have an increased presence in the Murray’s Bay and Mairangi Bay areas as the investigation into the incident continues.

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