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Remuera park attacker detained

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 1/02/2017

A man wanted by police over the unprovoked stabbing of a 72-year-old man in a Remuera park last week has been detained by health authorities.

The victim received a deep cut in his neck after he was attacked by a stranger in Little Rangitoto Reserve on January 24.

"The offender has been identified and is currently in the custody of health authorities," says Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Newman.

"We intend to charge the man and are working closely with other government agencies."

He said the injured man, who needed medical treatment after the attack, is expected to make a full recovery.

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