Stabbed trying to break up fight
A MAN was stabbed in the neck, apparently while trying to break up a fight in Byron Bay at the weekend.
Police said the incident occurred at Railway Park, Jonson St, about 1.15am on Saturday.
"Police were patrolling when they were waved down by a male who claimed he had been assaulted and during that assault, had received a wound to his neck," Sergeant Troy Hamilton said.
"The victim had been walking past Railway Park where police received information he observed a male being assaulted by a group of males. The victim has attempted to intervene to provide assistance to the male who was getting assaulted.
"At that point in time, the victim got into a heated argument with the alleged offender in that assault, which resulted in a scuffle and a weapon being produced during the assault. It resulted with a wound in the victim's neck."
Police could not confirm what object was used to stab the man.
"The victim was committed to Byron Bay Hospital with non-serious injuries before being transferred to Tweed Heads Hospital," Sgt Hamilton said.
"Police identified a crime scene soon after the victim spoke to police. The area was extensively searched for the male offender, with police being unable to locate the offender at this time."
The suspect was described as Caucasian, male, about 16 years old, wearing a black shirt, a black cap and possibly a piercing in his lip or face.
Sgt Hamilton said there were numerous witnesses to the incident and police investigations were continuing.
He urged anyone with information to contact Byron Bay police on 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.