A 58-year-old Foxton man has been arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to a stabbing the night before.

The man is due to appear in Levin District Court today.

Police received a report just before midnight on Monday night that a person had received stab wounds following an altercation at the property in Howe Street.

A 23-year-old Foxton man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed in the lung in the kitchen of his own home.

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Police were initially seeking information from the public as the offender left the property prior to them arriving at the scene and remained at large until this afternoon's arrest.

The victim was taken by ambulance to hospital where his condition was then described as serious, and he underwent emergency surgery.

His condition was described as stable last night.