Man stabbed in Lake Macquarie

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A man has been charged after allegedly stabbing another man in Lake Macquarie yesterday.

Just before 2pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 6 October), emergency services were called to a home on Earswick Crescent, Buttaba, following reports a man had been seriously injured during a fight.

Police were told that a 27-year-old man attended the address and allegedly punched a 47-year-old man multiple times before stabbing him in the armpit and leaving the scene.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics, who treated the older man for his injuries. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital for surgery.

A short time later, police arrested the 27-year-old on Wyee Road, Doyalson.

He was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with reckless wounding (DV) and assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV).

The Wyee man was refused bail to appear in Toronto Local Court today (Wednesday 7 October).