Middle-aged man hospitalised after alleged knife attack

A 26-YEAR-OLD man treated at Lismore Base Hospital shortly after a middle-aged man was admitted with a large leg injury has been charged by police with wound with intent.

The 52-year-old man was walking along Dalziell St in Lismore when ambulance officers driving past saw he had a large cut in his right leg and took him to hospital.

Richmond Local Area Command Inspector Bill McKenna said shortly after the older man was admitted, a 26-year-old man visited the hospital with unrelated injuries.

He was admitted, assessed and later arrested and conveyed to Lismore Police Station where he was charged.

Insp McKenna said police executed a search warrant of an address in Dalziell St and found a knife and crime scene.

Police allege about 12.30pm on Tuesday the older man went to the address where an altercation broke out, resulting in the victim receiving the injury to his leg.

The accused was refused bail and is in custody.

He is expected to appear at the Lismore Local Court today.



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