A Latvian national who has been in custody more than eight months since allegedly stabbing two people and a dog at a Flaxmere address will spend up to another five months in jail pending a trial.

Appearing in the Napier District Court last week via audio-visual link from prison, the man was further remanded by Judge Geoff Rea for a trial tentatively set for March 20.

The man faces two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one of cruelty to an animal as a result of an incident at a property in Flaxmere Ave on the night of February 21.

Himself injured in the events that followed, he was taken to hospital where at a bedside court sitting two days later he was remanded in custody without plea for an appearance in March, when he was further remanded for psychiatric assessment.

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It was reported at the time of the incident that neighbours were alerted when they heard women screaming at the address.

One man who came to their aid tackled a bleeding man and helped subdue him until police arrived, and dog was seen fleeing with a knife still embedded in its back.

Having undergone psychiatric assessment, the man has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The women were not seriously injured, and the dog, a 10-month-old red nose pit bull cross and children's pet named Honey also recovered.