The 35-year-old man accused of stabbing three people in Te Puke on Friday night is to remain behind bars after being denied bail in Tauranga District Court today.
Gurcharan Singh, a fruit picker working in Te Puke on a New Zealand working visa, is facing three charges of wounding with reckless disregard for the safety of others.
He has yet to enter a plea on the charges.
Police were called to a house in Boucher Avenue in Te Puke at around 9.45pm on Friday where they found three men with stab wounds.
Singh, who had been beaten with a hockey stick, was found shortly after at a separate address.
All four men, of Indian descent, were taken to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.
A 29-year-old man remains in a stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
In court today Singh’s lawyer Olivia Brittain, sought bail for the accused.
It was opposed by police who stated they needed more time to interview witnesses and gather statements.
Judge Peter Rollo declined the application for bail with the intent to review his decision in a couple of days.
Singh was remanded in custody to reappear in Tauranga District Court on Thursday, August 2.