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.”
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.