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Man arrested following stabbing in Port Macquarie

Sunday, 19 November 2023 08:01:24 PM

A man has been arrested following a stabbing in Port Macquarie overnight.

About 2.40am today (Sunday 19 November 2023), emergency services were called to a home on The Halyard, Port Macquarie, following reports a man had been stabbed.

Officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District arrived to find a 21-year-old man with serious injuries to his lower body.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital in a critical condition. He was later airlifted to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.

Police established a crime scene and launched an investigation into the incident.

Following inquires, police arrested a 22-year-old man at Port Macquarie Police Station, where he is currently assisting with inquiries.

As the investigation is continuing, detectives are appealing for anyone with information or CCTV footage of the incident to contact Port Macquarie Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.