Man charged over serious assaults near Maitland


A man has been charged after two men were seriously injured in two separate assaults in Woodberry, near Maitland.

At about 8.50pm yesterday (Friday 4 June), a 23-year-old man pulled into the driveway of his Woodberry home and was confronted by a man armed with a baseball bat.

The armed man assaulted the 23-year-old with the bat as he attempted to get out of his car.

He managed to free himself and ran inside his Dalwood Street property as the armed man damaged his vehicle with the bat before running from the scene.

The man suffered a broken elbow and was treated at hospital.

At about 3.40am (Saturday 5 June), a 24-year-old man was found at the railway overpass bridge on Railway Parade, Beresfield, suffering serious head injuries. He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment. He remains in a stable condition.

Detectives from Port Stephens – Hunter Police District commenced inquiries into both assaults and arrested a 22-year-old man at a home on Fairfield Street, New Lambton about 2pm today (Saturday 5 June).

He was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and malicious damage.

He was refused bail and will be appearing in Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 6 June 2021).

The men are all known to each other.

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