South Penrith man charged with attempted murder

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Police have charged a man with attempted murder following an incident in South Penrith yesterday.

About 6.30pm last night, emergency services were called to a home unit on Fragar Road, where they found a 22-year-old man with stab wounds to his chest, shoulder and armpit.

The man was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment; his wounds are not considered to be life threatening.

“Police from Penrith Local Area Command established a crime scene and launched an investigation into the incident,” a police spokesperson said.

“Later in the evening, a 44-year-old man presented at Penrith Police Station, where he was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

“Police will allege this man, who lives in the same unit block, stabbed the younger man with a kitchen knife following an argument.”

The charged man was refused bail, and will appear before Parramatta Local Court today.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor.

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