Knife and broom the weapons of choice in domestic dispute

A WOMAN has been stabbed and a man charged following a domestic violence incident.

Police were called to Dianne Cl in Coffs Harbour about 8pm responding to reports three people had been injured.

They found paramedics treating a 30-year-old woman for a stab wound to the back of her neck. She was taken to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus where she is reported to be in a stable condition.

A 32-year-old man then allegedly confronted police in the street, armed with a syringe.

The man allegedly refused directions and a Taser was deployed to facilitate his arrest. He was then taken to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus for treatment of a minor injury to his back.

Police allege the man again became violent in hospital, necessitating the deployment of OC spray.

The man was later taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with:

  • Wound person intend to cause grievous bodily harm;
  • Reckless wounding;
  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm;
  • Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty (two counts).

The man is due to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court later today.

A 20-year-old man was also treated at the scene for a head wound after allegedly being hit by a broom.

Part of a knife was found at the scene and has been taken for forensic examination.


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