Man’s lung punctured after glassing at Raymond Terrace

A man has been charged after an alleged incident left another man with a punctured lung in the state’s Hunter region.

Around 9.20pm on Sunday 22 March 2020, a 48-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were in a room of a hotel in William Street, Raymond Terrace, when it is alleged a man broke into the room by smashing a window.

It is alleged he threw a piece of glass which struck the 48-year-old in the chest. The 31-year-old man then left the room.

Police were contacted and commenced an investigation. A crime scene was established, and the injured man was taken to John Hunter Hospital with a suspected punctured lung.

At 8.30pm on Monday 23 March 2020, police found the 31-year-old man in the boot of a car at Raymond Terrace. He was arrested after a short struggle with police and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

He man was charged with special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence and resist police.

The man was refused bail to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Tuesday 24 March 2020).

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