A man has been charged after an incident at Koorawatha overnight, in which a home owner detained a man who had entered his home.
About 1am (Sunday 5 May 2019), a 21-year-old occupant of a home on Bumbaldry Street, Koorawatha, confronted two men who were attempting to break-in.
The occupant, who had armed himself with a golf club, struck a 42-year-old man, leaving him with serious facial injuries.
The man then restrained him prior to the arrival of police.
The other man fled the scene.
Officers from The Hume Police District arrived and commenced inquiries.
The 42-year-old man was treated by Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to Cowra Hospital in a serious but stable condition with facial injuries.
He was then airlifted to Liverpool District Hospital, where he remains undergoing treatment.
Following inquiries, about 10.10am today (Sunday 5 May 2019), a 59-year-old man was arrested at a hotel in Koorawatha.
He was taken to Young Police Station and charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent to commit serious indictable offence, affray, and breach bail.
He was refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court tomorrow (Monday 6 May 2019).
The occupant of the home has been spoken to by police and is expected to provide a statement in the coming days as inquiries continue.
It is believed the parties involved are known to each other.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.