A man accused of stabbing a teenager with a cut-throat razor at an out of control party has been released from police custody.

Angus Tosnach Stormont Arabin, 20, faced charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of LSD for supply and procuring LSD for consumption when he appeared in Tauranga District Court yesterday.

The man had been at a Te Puna Rd property late on Saturday night with about 160 youths aged 14 to 18.

It is understood the party - a 16th birthday - spiralled out of control with drunken gatecrashers after word spread on Facebook.


A police summary of facts says a 17-year-old male was stabbed in the torso under his right arm after a confrontation. The youth bled profusely before fellow partygoers took him to Tauranga Hospital for medical treatment.

Acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter said police believed they were headed to a standard disorder job when they were called to the party.

While there, they learned someone had been stabbed during a fight with gatecrashers.

Judge Peter Rollo accepted submissions by lawyer Craig Tuck and remanded Arabin on bail to August 12.