Rob Kidd is a NZME. News Service court reporter based in Auckland.

Man accused of stabbing pensioners to remain behind bars

The scene of the multiple stabbing last night. Photo / Michael Craig
The scene of the multiple stabbing last night. Photo / Michael Craig

A 66-year-old man accused of stabbing two pensioners will remain behind bars while police check a bail address.

Remus George Jackson appeared before the Auckland District Court facing two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over the incident at Ryle St, Freemans Bay, last night.

He wore a blue boiler suit and remained silent throughout the hearing.

Jackson's lawyer, David Young, said police needed time to check an address before a bail application would be made.

Two flats, numbers four and five, were taped off at the scene this morning, and number five, where the defendant is listed as living, had a smashed window.

A security guard was at the scene.

A neighbour believed those involved lived next door to each other.

"I didn't hear anything though, just when I came out about 8.30pm there was police everywhere."

Senior Sergeant Greg Sowter said the alleged stabbing happened after an argument escalated at the pensioner block.

Both victims, one male and one female, were over 65 years old and were transported to Auckland City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Jackson was remanded in custody and will be back in court later this month.

- NZ Herald

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