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Case Summary:

A man has been charged after allegedly stabbing another man in the Lake Macquarie region on Tuesday 6 October 2020


Offender:

The offender is a 27-year-old male from Wyee


Victim:

The victim was a 47-year-old man from Lake Macquarie who is known to the offender.


Police Charge:

The man was taken to the Toronto Police station and charged with:

  • reckless wounding (DV) assault
  • occasioning actual bodily harm (DV).

Bail and Court Dates:

The Wyee man was refused bail by police to appear in Toronto Local Court Yesterday (Wednesday 7 October 2020). No further updates available at this time.


Police will allege:

About 1.45pm (Tuesday 6 October 2020), emergency services were called to a home on Earswick Crescent, Buttaba, following reports that a man had been seriously injured during a fight.

Police were told that a 27-year-old man attended the address and allegedly punched a 47-year-old man multiple times before stabbing him in the armpit and leaving the scene.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics, who treated the older man for his injuries. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital for surgery.

A short time later, police arrested the 27-year-old on Wyee Road, Doyalson.

The two men are known to each other.

Maximum Penalty:

Reckless wounding 

an offence under section 35 of the Crimes Act 1900 and carries a maximum penalty of 7 years’ imprisonment, or 10 years if committed in company. … If the matter is finalised in the Local Court, the maximum penalty is 2 years’ imprisonment.

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

(1) Whosoever assaults any person, and thereby occasions actual bodily harm, shall be liable to imprisonment for five years.