A neighbour of a Hamilton man stabbed multiple times after an apparent drunken domestic carried out first aid on the victim until emergency services arrived.
Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson of the Hamilton CIB said emergency services were called to the scene of an alcohol related domestic stabbing on Victoria St about 11.30pm.
"A neighbour raised the alarm and then commenced doing first aid on the 54-year-old male victim who had suffered multiple stab wounds.
"Attending Police staff arrived at the scene and commenced treating a serious stab wound to the victim's neck until he arrived at hospital. Without these persons' actions the victim could potentially have been facing life threatening injuries."
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Mr Patterson said a knife was recovered at the scene and a 53-year-old woman is appearing in the Hamilton District Court today facing a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
"The tragic thing about domestic violence incidents is often they can be avoided.
"There's a raft of Government and non-government organisations dedicated to preventing domestic violence but victims need to take the first step and ask someone for help. If you find yourself in a compromising situation find someone you can trust and tell them because domestic violence is not ok."