A man is in critical condition after a stabbing in the Bay of Plenty this morning.
Senior Sergeant Bill Fisher says the man has been transported to Whakatane Hospital in a critical condition following an incident at a property on Waiotahe Valley Road, Waiotahi, near Opotiki.
Police received a report the man had been stabbed at approximately 7:25am.
"The people involved in this incident are known to each other.
"Police know the identity of the offender and are working to locate him.
"A scene examination is underway at the address."