Tauranga stabbing accused denies charge

The scene of the stabbing was cordoned off on Sunday morning. Image: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

A 21-year-old man accused of stabbing another man in Tauranga has pleaded not guilty.

Quentin Tame-Pohe Holt appeared in Tauranga District Court today charged of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is jointly charged with 20-year-old Elijah Wanoa.

The pair were arrested following a stabbing on The Strand on January 26.

During an earlier appearance for Wanoa, Judge Michael Crosbie said the allegations before the court are serious because someone suffered three stab wounds to their stomach, and one slash to his neck following a fight.

“In terms of the nature of the offence, I’m told the victim was attacked by two males with a knife, he was alone [and] didn’t know his attackers they’ve said, so it’s a serious offence.”

In today’s court appearance, Holt’s lawyer applied for a bail variation to attend a pre-booked appointment.

Holt has been further remanded until his next court appearance on April 30.


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