Man attacked with pole, timber before being stabbed

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A man and woman will face court today charged over the alleged wounding of another man during a neighbourhood dispute in Penrith.

About 1.30am yesterday, emergency services were called to a unit complex on Torton Place, Penrith, following reports of people fighting.

Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command attended and found a 50-year-old man with wounds to his upper body and hand.

“Police were told the man had an argument with a man and woman before he was allegedly struck with a metal pole and a piece of timber with a sharp object, which punctured his chest,” a Police spokesperson said.

“The fight escalated, and the man was allegedly stabbed in the side and hand with a kitchen knife.”

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

A crime was established and examined by specialist forensic officers, while an investigation was commenced by local detectives.

Following inquiries, a 39-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman were arrested at a unit complex about 8.30pm.

They were taken to Penrith Police Station, where they were charged with reckless wounding-in company.

They have both been refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court later today.

The Weekender has reported on issues at Torton Place a number of times in recent years.

In a story published in May, one resident said: “People walk around with knives, there are people on drugs walking around at three in the morning who light the bins on fire and leave rubbish everywhere.”

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