Attempted murder charge after alleged aggravated break-in – Windale

A man has been charged after another man was stabbed during an alleged aggravated break-in at Windale early yesterday.

About 1.40am (Friday 8 March 2019) a man allegedly forced entry to a home on Lowana Crescent while a 49-year-old man, a 37-year-old woman, and three children aged – six, 13 and 16 – were asleep.

The man, believed to be armed with a knife, entered the bedroom of the home and allegedly stabbed the man to the face and chest. He then fled the scene.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District attended and commenced investigations.

The injured man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Police believe the incident was targeted.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 36-year-old man in Adamstown, about 8.20am yesterday (Friday 8 March 2019).

The man was taken to Belmont Police Station where he was charged with cause wounding grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and contravene apprehended violence order (personal) (x2).

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today (Saturday 9 March 2019) where he was again refused bail to appear in Belmont Local Court on 13 March 2019.

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