One man man is in a critical condition and another has been arrested after a stabbing in Levin late last night.

Police have arrested a 38 year-old man in relation to the stabbing outside an address on Wilton Street in Levin around 10:30pm.

The victim was taken to hospital with critical injuries and is currently in a stable but critical condition.

The accused will appear in Palmerston North District Court tomorrow, police said.

Police inquiries are ongoing.