Police charge man after stabbing near Woolgoolga

A man has been charged after allegedly stabbing another man near Woolgoolga overnight.

About 4pm (Thursday 2 December 2019), a 49-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were at Sandy Beach when they became involved in a verbal altercation with a 37-year-old man.

The younger man left the scene and returned a short time later, before approaching the 49-year-old man.

Police will allege in court that the argument became physical before the 49-year-old man stabbed the younger man in the wrist, chest and back with a broken wine glass.

A bystander called emergency services, with the 37-year-old taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital for treatment to non life-threatening injuries.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District attended the scene a short time later and established a crime scene.

Following inquiries, police attended a home on Mahogany Avenue, Sandy Beach, and arrested a 49-year-old man.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where he was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possess prohibited plant.

The man was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Friday 3 January 2020).

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