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Police investigate stabbing - Muswellbrook

Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:18:27 AM

Police investigate stabbing – Muswellbrook

Issued at 10.15am, Thursday 27 May 2021

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a stabbing last night in the state’s Hunter Valley region.

About 6pm (Wednesday 26 May 2021), emergency services attended Tobruk Avenue at Muswellbrook following reports a man had suffered stab wounds.

Police have been told the 18-year-old was walking in a laneway between Glenbawn Place and Tobruk Avenue when he was approached by two males and assaulted.

The injured man realised he was stabbed in back and upper arm.

He was able to walk to a nearby residence where he was assisted, and police were contacted.

The man was treated at the scene before he was taken to Muswellbrook Hospital. He was then airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with a punctured lung and remains in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established and was forensically examined.

Officers from the Hunter Valley Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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.

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Issued by NSW Police Force Media Unit (02) 8263 6100

Authorised by Insp Zimmer Hunter Valley PD