One young man is in hospital and another has been arrested after a violent stabbing in Blenheim.

A 24-year-old man was taken to Wellington Hospital after the incident that occurred around 1.30am this morning. He is in a serious but stable condition.

Following the stabbing at a house in Islington a 26-year-old man has been arrested.

The two men are known to each other.

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Police inquiries are ongoing.