Teen girl found with multiple stab wounds, man charged

A 22-YEAR-OLD man who allegedly stabbed a woman repeatedly in Lismore last night before fleeing the scene was arrested and charged a short time later following a police pursuit.

At about 1.25am this morning, police from the Richmond LAC were called to Keen St near the Lismore City Hall after reports of an injured woman in a taxi nearby.

When police arrived they found an 18-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her head and upper body.

Officers commandeered the taxi and drove the woman to hospital where she is undergoing emergency surgery.

The taxi driver told police he saw the woman being assaulted by a man and intervened.

Fortunately, the male taxi driver was not hurt as a result of his actions.

The man involved in the alleged attack drove from the scene.

About 1.40am, Casino police noticed a white Daihatsu Charade travelling above the speed limit in Casino.

The pursuit ended after the Charade hit a roundabout at the intersection of Centre and Hare Streets and caught fire.

The driver ran from the scene and was arrested after a short foot chase.

A knife was found in the Charade and this will be forensically examined.

A 22-year-old man was arrested and was taken to Casino Police Station.

He was charged with cause wounding/grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and reckless wounding.

The Casino man was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

Further charges in relation to the pursuit are expected.

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