NSW police arrest man after stabbing

A man will face court today charged with the stabbing of another man on the states central coast.

About 5pm yesterday (Sunday 19 September 2021), emergency services responded to reports of a man being stabbed in Alpha Road, Woy Woy.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a 27-year-old man for stab wounds at the scene. He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

Police have been informed that the man became involved in an altercation with another man known to him. It will be alleged that the other man produced a weapon stabbing the 27-year-old man.

After being stabbed the man sought assistance from nearby residents.

A short time later officers arrested a 19-year-old man after a foot pursuit along Forest Road, Umina Beach.

It will be alleged that during the foot pursuit the man was seen to throw an object on the roof of a house. This item was later retrieved by police and found to be a plastic bottle containing diazepam tablets.

A search of the man also located cocaine in his possession.

He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possess prohibited drug and possess/attempt to prescribed restricted substance.

The man has been bail refused to appear in Gosford Local Court today (Monday 20 September 2021).

Inquiries are continuing.

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.

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