Jury retires in stabbing case

By Sandra Conchie -

A Tauranga jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a Te Puke man who claims he was defending himself from an attack when he stabbed three other men with large kitchen knife.

Gurcharan Singh, 37, who is on trial in Tauranga District Court has denied one count each of assault and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and two counts of wounding with reckless disregard for the safety of others.

The accused does not deny stabbing the three men at his Boucher Ave, Te Puke home on July 27 last year but claimed he armed himself because he had earlier received threats and was only protecting himself from an attack by the principle victim and his group.

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