The man accused of stabbing broadcaster Barry Soper's son has made a brief appearance in court.

Jon Gary Edwards, 37, appeared via video link in the Wellington District Court this morning.

He is charged with wounding with intent to injure Henry Soper, 23, during an early morning altercation on Saturday, July 29.

Edwards has been remanded in custody until his next appearance in October.


Soper was out with friends on the night of the alleged attack, having recently returned to Wellington from Melbourne.

The two men didn't know each other.

Soper is the son of Newstalk ZB's political editor Barry Soper.

Barry Soper has previously spoken to the Herald about the shock the incident caused, which left Henry in hospital and needing surgery.

He said that the surgeon warned them it would be a long road to recovery.

Henry Soper required surgery after the incident.
Henry Soper required surgery after the incident.