Witnesses have helped local police arrest and charge a man following a serious stabbing that occurred on Monday.
Police were called to an address on Torton Place, Penrith at 3.30pm on Monday, April 9.
When police arrived on scene, they found a male had been stabbed.
Officers were forced to deploy OC spray on a 44-year-old man from Penrith who was armed with a knife.
The 44-year-old was arrested and conveyed to Nepean Hospital for treatment.
The victim of the stabbing was also taken to the hospital for treatment on the injuries he sustained from the assault.
A number of bystanders witnessed the attack, leading officers to charge the 44-year-old with ‘Aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence’ and ‘Assault occasioning actual bodily harm’.
The 44-year-old was released from hospital on Tuesday morning and has been bail refused.
Police believe the man was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the attack.
Emily Newton is the Weekender’s police and political reporter. Emily is also the Weekender’s Senior Journalist.