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Appeal after man assaulted with machete - Grafton

Thursday, 18 August 2022 04:42:23 PM

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted with a machete in the state’s north.

About 1.20pm on Tuesday 16 August 2022, emergency services responded to reports of an assault involving a machete on Duke Street, Grafton, near the intersection of Pound Street.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a 24-year-old man at the scene for serious hand injuries.

He was taken to Grafton Hospital in a serious, but stable condition, before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.

Officers from Coffs-Clarence Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police believe a red Subaru may have been seen on Duke Street around the time of the incident.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information or dashcam from the area to contact Grafton Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.