Two arrested for Christmas Day stabbing

Two people have been arrested following a serious assault on Christmas Day.

A 16 year-old male received moderate stab wounds to his upper body and leg and was taken to Whakatane Hospital.

The pair have been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Whakatane Police Senior Sergeant Mark Van Der Kley has thanked the public for their assistance.

Sam Gardner