An investigation is being carried out at the scene where a teenage boy was stabbed in the chest in Dunedin this morning.

The 18-year-old victim was walking down De Carle St in south Dunedin with a friend when he had a disagreement with a 25-year-old Chinese man who was wielding a meat cleaver in one hand and a kitchen knife in the other.

Senior Sergeant Brian Benn said the 18-year-old, was stabbed with the kitchen knife once in the chest just after 3.30am, was taken to Dunedin Public Hospital and he added that the two men were known to each other.

Police have charged the offender with possession of an offensive weapon and discussing which assault charge will be brought in the case.


The victim was checked over at the hospital and discharged in the early hours of Sunday morning according to hospital staff.