Men stabbed in 'random' attack

Police are appealing for witnesses to a vicious and random attack in Cambridge overnight that saw two men stabbed, one suffering serious head injuries.

Detective Dean Schrader, of Western Waikato CIB, said the attack on the men, aged 34 and 31, happened about 11.20pm at the intersection of Victoria St (State Highway 1) and Queen St .

Police believe a 23-year-old man was walking with a woman and took exception to the two men walking in front of them who were laughing at something.

Without warning, he approached the victims and tried to provoke them, punching one in the face, Mr Schrader said.

The 31-year-old was then stabbed in the face and arm, leaving him with serious injuries. The other man was stabbed in the back. His injuries are described as moderate but not life threatening.

Police found the alleged attacker at a Hamilton Rd house which they cordoned off.

"The AOS were called in on account of the random and serious nature of the attack," Mr Schrader said.

The man is currently in custody facing two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police have still to find the weapon used in the attack, thought to be a knife.

Victoria St between Queen and Alpha Streets is expected to remain closed for several hours .

- NZPA

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