Man stabbed in Toormina

COFFS Harbour detectives are interviewing a Toormina man over a stabbing in Nariah Crescent this morning.

Police were called to the address at 9.10am where a man was lying in the driveway of the home, suffering a stab wound to his lower back.

The man was treated by ambulance officers at the scene and taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital where he is expected to undergo surgery this morning.

Police say a man of Western African appearance, aged in his early 20s, was arrested half an hour later in Alleena Drive.

Forensic police were seen to recover a pair of scissors as evidence near the house where the stabbing occurred.

Coffs Clarence duty officer Inspector Dave Vandergriend said six family members who witnessed the incident are assisting police with their investigation.

The suspect who was taken into custody is being interviewed and police say he could be charged this afternoon.

Nariah Crescent resident Garth Howard, who lives in the street, was gardening at the time of the dispute.

"I heard some yelling up the road and came back inside to get some tools and I noticed a couple having a heated argument and then a bloke walking down the road," Mr Howard said.

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