Man charged with assault following stabbing in Smithfield

Police have charged a man with assault after he allegedly hit a man with a bollard following the stabbing of four men at Smithfield on Friday night, NSW Police say.

Police have been told three security guards and two men became involved in a verbal altercation at a licensed premises on the Cumberland Highway, Smithfield just before 10.15pm yesterday.

The men became involved in a physical altercation where a knife was produced and four men were stabbed, subsequently being taken to hospital.

As a result of investigations, police will allege two other men then followed and confronted the man, aged 44, in the car park where he was allegedly hit with a steel bollard and punched, then hit in the head with the bollard while on the ground.

The 44-year-old man was arrested upon police arrival and taken to Fairfield Police Station. After complaining of feeling unwell he was taken to Westmead Hospital where he was found to have suffered a head injury.

He remains under police guard at this time and detectives will speak to him in relation to the stabbing once he is released from hospital.

About 4.30pm today, a 39-year-old man attended Fairfield Police Station and was placed under arrest.

He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and granted conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Monday 9 October 2017.

Police inquiries to identify a second man are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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