Detectives interview the suspect yesterday in Nariah Crescent.
Detectives interview the suspect yesterday in Nariah Crescent. Bruce Thomas

Domestic dispute leads to stabbing

A MAN, believed to be aged in his 20s, will appear in court today charged over a stabbing in Toormina.

It is alleged the man stabbed another young male during a domestic dispute that got out of hand in Nariah Crescent.

Police were called to the home at 9.10am and upon arrival, found a man lying in the driveway of the home with a stab wound to his lower back.

“He was found to be suffering a deep puncture wound and was treated by ambulance officers at the scene, before being taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus with injuries, which were not life threatening,” Coffs Clarence duty officer Inspector Dave Vandergriend said.

Forensic police were seen to recover a pair of scissors.

In a hunt to find the suspect, police patrolled the area stopping the man for questioning in Aleena Drive shortly after 9.30am.

He was arrested and taken into custody.

After an extensive interview, detectives charged him yesterday afternoon with wound with intent under new domestic violence laws. Nariah Crescent resident Garth Howard, who was gardening at the time of the dispute, reported hearing an argument, before seeing the suspect flee the scene.

“I heard some yelling up the road and came back inside to get some other tools for gardening then I noticed a couple of blokes having a heated argument and then one walking down the road,” Mr Howard said.

Witnesses at the scene say the victim was able to walk to the ambulance when treated yesterday.

Police will today serve the court with a version of events, gathered by witnesses.



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