Police charge man over stabbing at campground at Kyogle

A man will face court today charged over the alleged stabbing of another man at a campground in Northern NSW.

Just after midday yesterday (Saturday 28 December 2019), police and emergency services responded following reports a man had been stabbed at a camping area on Summerland Way, Kyogle.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a 61-year-old man for a stab wound to his lower back before he was taken to Lismore Base Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

A 58-year-old man was arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police will allege in court that the men were previously not known to each other and exchanged words over facilities at the grounds, before the younger man became aggressive and stabbed the older man during a subsequent physical altercation.

He has been refused bail to appear at Lismore Bail Court today (Sunday 29 December 2019).

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