Police charge man with attempted murder at Leeton

Detectives have charged a man with attempted murder following an alleged stabbing in the state’s south west earlier this year.

About 3am on Thursday 25 February 2021, a 25-year-old man presented to Leeton Hospital with stab wounds, following an alleged altercation at a home on Gossamer Street, Leeton.

It’s alleged two men, aged 25 and 27, were involved in a brief altercation, before the younger man was stabbed in the chest by the older man.

The younger man was airlifted to Canberra Hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

Following extensive inquiries, a 27-year-old man was arrested on Docker Street, Wagga Wagga, shortly after 11.30am yesterday (Wednesday 21 April 2021).

He was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station and charged with attempted murder.

The Leeton man was refused bail to appear in Griffith Local Court today (Thursday 22 April 2021).

Local detectives are also continuing to appeal for information into a ram raid in Leeton earlier this year. Strike Force Irribin was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

About 4.30am on Thursday 28 January 2021, a white Toyota Hilux utility, painted in a camouflage design, was used to force entry to a licensed club on the corner of Acacia and Yanco avenues, Leeton.

The vehicle drove through the club, causing extensive damage to the building and gaming machines.

Three men got out of the vehicle and attempted to steal an ATM machine, before fleeing in the ute empty-handed.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers. Various items were seized for further forensic analysis.

The ute, which had been reported stolen from a home in Yanco, was located on River Road, Yanco, about 6.30pm on Friday 29 January 2021. The vehicle had been destroyed by fire and was seized by police for forensic examination.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist strike force investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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