UPDATE: Neighbours speak on home invasion in Goonellabah
UPDATE, 3:30pm: A neighbour of the Goonellabah property where a 30-year-old was bashed last night described "strange goings on" at the property in recent weeks.
The long-time resident of the area, who did not wish to be named, said she noticed an unusual amount of cars coming and going on from the property.
The Northern Star visited the street where the assault took place but found no neighbours either not willing to speak about the incident or didn't notice anything.
However, a man who said he was a friend of the victim, whom he referred to as "Aaron", said it the incident was probably a case of "mistaken identity".
He said the man was only living temporarily at the address.
"I know the man who lives here is respectful of people," he said.
Neighbours of the duplex where the bashing allegedly happened said they weren't in a position to speak.
INITIAL: TWO men armed with a hammer, knife, scissors and a welding torch invaded a Goonellabah home last night and bashed its resident.
The 30-year-old victim was left with head and leg injuries after the assault and is in Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition.
Richmond police Chief Inspector Nicole Bruce said the men allegedly forced their way into the Hayes St home just after midnight.
After assaulting the victim they left in an unknown vehicle.
The assailants were described as a 17-year-old of Caucasian appearance with a freckled complexion wearing a green t-shirt, shorts and a baseball cap.
The other man was described as 19 to 20 years old, with a darker complexion wearing a black coloured t-shirt, shorts and baseball cap.
Police are seeking assistance from witnesses who may have been in the vicinity of Hayes St Goonellabah last night between midnight at 12.30am.
Please call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.