TV picks up Taradale stabbing

Despite his many years with police on the frontline and eight years of presenting television's Police Ten-7 show, retired high-profile detective Graham Bell still grimaces at the cases which confront him.
The stabbing of Taradale man Jamie Cross at The Mill liquor store in the suburb nearly a fortnight ago is one of these cases.
"Stabbed ... unprovoked," Mr Bell said with a shake of the head as he and Napier CIB Detective Sergeant Emmet Lynch prepared to profile the vicious attack for screening later this week.
But for all the dark clouds of crime he had presented over the past eight years, there was a silver lining - in the form of more than 400 arrests.
"This year has been our most successful yet," he said, and it was that success which would see Mr Bell next year fronting a ninth series of 35 shows.
He makes it clear on screen and off, that it is about catching bad guys.
"And this bad guy has got to be caught," he said of the knife-wielding offender who left 35-year-old Mr Cross with a serious wound to the chest from which he is still recovering.
Mr Emmet walked and talked Mr Bell through the crime scene yesterday and showed where the attack took place.
The pair also went over the path the two would-be robbers took as they ran off - along Gloucester St, Puketapu Rd and toward White St.
Mr Bell said the segment would also feature security camera footage from The Mill and from a second camera about 200m away.
Mr Lynch echoed Mr Bell's comments about the urgency to find the attacker as his actions showed he posed a threat to the public.
* Police Ten-7 screens on Thursday at 7.30pm on TV2.
Contact numbers will be provided on the programme, otherwise any information about the attack or the identity of the offenders can be passed to Mr Lynch on 831 0712 or to the confidential Crimeline 0800 567 789.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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