Man airlifted to hospital after stabbing in Muswellbrook

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A man has been airlifted to hospital following a stabbing last night in Muswellbrook.

At about 6pm (Wednesday 26 May), emergency services attended Tobruk Avenue 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, stabbed in the back and upper arm, 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 on 1800 333 000 or via or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au