Stabbing at Byron Bay

UPDATE: The 30-year-old Byron Bay man accused of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and with assault occasioning actual bodily harm has been refused bail in Lismore Local Court on Monday August 5. The next court mention will be on August 20.

UPDATE 11am: POLICE are appealing for the witnesses to step forward to the stabbing of a man at Sharkies Beach at Byron Bay yesterday.

Posting on their Facebook page, police from the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command said they were called to the beach shortly before 1pm with reports that a 23-year-old man had been injured.

However, when they arrived they discovered the man was not simply hurt but had stab wounds in his stomach.

The wounded man was rushed to The Tweed Hospital in a serious and stable condition and police began searching the area where they found him.

By 1.30pm, officers had arrested a 30-year-old man they found camped in nearby bushland. The man was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The man was expected to appear at Lismore Local Court today.

Despite having laid charges, police are still investigating the incident and are keen to talk to anyone with information on it.

If you can help, phone Byron Bay police on (02) 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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6.46am: BYRON Bay police were called to Main Beach just before 1pm yesterday after receiving a report that someone had been stabbed.

It is understood the person was taken to Byron Bay Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No details were available about the events surrounding the incident.


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