A Christchurch man has today denied a knife attack on three men which ended only when he was knocked out by one of his alleged victims.
Police said 41-year-old David Barlow dropped off a mate at a Christchurch asphalt company last month when he saw a worker who owed him money.
He allegedly went at him with a knife, turning his attention to other workers when they came to their mate's aid.
One of the employees at Hornby firm JCL Asphalt then managed to knock out the man - an action which avoided any injuries and drew praise from police.
Today Barlow, of Mairehau, appeared at Christchurch District Court to deny three knife assaults and two drug charges.
He was remanded in custody for a registrar's pre-trial hearing on August 22.
- APNZBy Kurt Bayer @KurtBayerAPNZ Email Kurt