Police on the scene after a stabbing incident at the Backpackers City Garden Lodge in Parnell yesterday. Photo / Hayden Woodward

A man has been arrested and charged after an alleged backpackers stabbing in one of Auckland’s most upmarket suburbs.

The 33-year-old has appeared in the Auckland District Court today after an incident at a boarding house on St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, yesterday afternoon.

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He has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police and emergency services were called to the City Garden Lodge backpackers yesterday after reports that a man had been stabbed in the back.

Two witnesses told the Herald they had seen three people – including the victim – covered in blood after what is understood to have been an argument.

The victim, a man who neighbours said was in his 20s, was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

However, an Auckland District Health Board spokeswoman confirmed this afternoon the victim was no longer in their care.

As well as today’s arrest, a woman was arrested at the scene yesterday. It is believed the two people arrested are a couple.

This post first appeared on Nzherald.co.nz

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