Police go to Sydney to nab suspect
A MAN accused of the vicious stabbing of a 41-year-old man during a home invasion in East Lismore has been arrested in Sydney.
Lismore detectives flew to Sydney yesterday and charged a 22-year-old Lismore man.
The brutal attack which shocked police occurred at the victim’s home in Colleen Place, East Lismore, in February last year.
The victim received deep stab wounds to his left side calf muscle, and also to the upper thigh on his right side.
He has on-going health problems as a result of the injuries.
Richmond crime manager, Detective Inspector Greg Moore, said the arrest was the result of a ‘protracted investigation involving overt and covert techniques’, in combination with information supplied by members of the public.
“Police have been able to move forward with the investigation as a result of information received,” he said.
The 22-year-old was charged with special aggravated break and enter, as well as wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was remanded in custody without bail and ordered to appear at Lismore Local Court in March.
Speaking yesterday from the same street where the attack took place, Det Insp Moore said due to the violent nature of the attack police were extremely motivated to find others believed to be involved.
“Lismore detectives wish to identify other suspects who may be able to assist police in this investigation,” he said.
“We are pursuing other lines of inquiry in relation to the identification of these other suspects and further arrests are expected to follow.”
Insp Moore made a public plea for anyone with information that could assist police with their investigation to contact Lismore police on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.