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Police are seeking information from the public on the whereabouts of Steven Keith PENGELLY, 39.
PENGELLY is wanted to interview following an incident at a house in Washington Valley Road, Nelson, about 4pm on Friday in which a man suffered a serious cut to his throat.
PENGELLY is Caucasian, about 178cm tall and is considered very dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach PENGELLY.
PENGELLY is from Wellington and is believed to have been in the Nelson area for about three days prior to the incident.
The victim is in a stable condition in Nelson Hospital.
Any sightings of PENGELLY should be reported immediately to police by calling 111. Anyone who has any information on PENGELLY'S whereabouts is also asked to call the officer in charge of the inquiry, Detective Sergeant Mark Kaveney of Nelson CIB, ph 546 3840.
Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.