Police lay charges after investigation into machete stabbing at Junee

A man will face court today following an investigation into a stabbing in the Riverina region last month.

About 3am on Thursday 14 May 2020, officers from Riverina Police District attended a home on Clarence Street, Junee, following reports of a stabbing.

Police will allege a 34-year-old man attended the home of another man, aged 51, and struck him in the head with a machete.

The 34-year-old man also sustained stab wounds after allegedly being struck with the machete by the older man.

The younger man presented to Junee Hospital with lacerations to his abdomen and was transferred to a hospital in Wagga Wagga, where he underwent surgery.

On police arrival, the older man was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital for treatment to lacerations to his head.

Officers from Riverina Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As part of their inquiries, a 49-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were arrested during a vehicle stop on Main Street, Junee, about 9am on Thursday 4 June 2020.

The pair were taken to Junee Police Station and both charged with accessory before the fact to wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They were both refused bail and appeared in Wagga Wagga Local Court on Friday 5 June 2020, where they were formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Police will allege in court that the man and woman assisted the 34-year-old man in leaving the home in a Holden Colorado.

Following extensive inquiries, a 34-year-old man was arrested at a home in Junee yesterday (Sunday 14 June 2020).

He was taken to Junee Police Station and charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The man was refused bail and is due to face Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Monday 15 June 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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.

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