Man stabbed in stomach at station

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in the stomach with his own knife at Lismore train station on Wednesday night.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Union St at 5.30pm after receiving a 000 phone call from the victim saying he had been stabbed.

Richmond Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Bill McKenna said the 24 year-old man of no fixed address travelled to Lismore from Melbourne by bus, arriving at 4.30am on Wednesday.

Insp McKenna said the man told police he was exhausted after his journey so he grabbed his baggage and fell asleep at the station.

Around 5.20pm on Wednesday afternoon the man told police he woke to find an unknown man searching through his bags.

The man told police a struggle ensued and he was stabbed once in the lower stomach with a knife he had in his bag.

The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 50 years old, with long grey hair, a long beard and a pale complexion.



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