Bolt gun used in assault, NSW

A man will face court today after allegedly assaulting a man with a bolt gun in the Central Hunter region, NSW Police say.

Police have been told two men aged, 55 and 67, attended a licensed premises on Broke Road, Pokolbin, about 12pm on Sunday 13 August 2017, after meeting online.

The two men left the location and attended a home on Wollombi Road, Paynes Crossing, about 46km from Pokolbin.

It will be alleged the 67-year-old man was assaulted with a bolt gun, before being threatened with a firearm.

As the older man attempted to flee the scene, the pair became involved in another physical altercation, before the man was able to flee and stop a passing motorist.

The motorists took the man to Cessnock Hospital; he has since been transferred to John Hunter Hospital with two fractured vertebrae and a laceration to his neck.

Officers attached to Central Hunter Local Area Command commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, police attended a house on Casey Drive, Singleton, and spoke to a 55-year-old man.

He was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station where he was charged with cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Singleton Local Court today.

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