George Waaka Hadfield, 23, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.
The charge relates to an incident on October 16 when Hadfield went to the New World supermarket in St Martins.
Quarrel outside Christchurch supermarket ends with woman being …
About 11.20am Hadfield and his partner were sitting on a bench outside the supermarket when they were approached by the victim’s partner. According to the summary of facts the person was acting aggressively and made comments in support of Black Power.
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Stuff understands Hadfield is associated with the Mongrel Mob.
The parties began yelling at each other and a brief altercation ensued, before the victim and her partner walked towards Wilsons Rd.
Hadfield followed the two and their shouting match continued across the road. Hadfield and the victim’s partner started to fight, which ended up with a tussle on the ground.
During the altercation, Hadfield produced a knife and stabbed the woman in her back between her ribs, also slicing her right ear.
The victim sustained a stab wound that caused a hemothorax, defined as a collection of blood in the space between the chest wall and the lung. Hospital staff later also recorded an internal liver laceration caused by the stabbing.
The wound to her right ear required stitches.
Hadfield was granted continued electronically monitored bail until his next appearance. Judge Tony Zohrab called for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Hadfield was remanded to a date in November.