Knife in a bar leads to reckless wounding charge

AN INCIDENT on licensed premises in Yamba has led to a charge of reckless wounding.

Shortly before 5pm on Monday, a 38 year-old Yamba man is alleged to have approached a 44 year-old Ashby man within a licensed premise on Wooli Street.

It's alleged the accused was armed with a knife and has struck the victim causing a deep laceration.

Witnesses went to the aid of the victim while the accused left the premises and handed himself in to Yamba Police Station a short time later.

NSW Ambulance attended and conveyed the victim to Hospital to be treated for his injury.

Grafton Detectives interviewed the accused at the Yamba Police Station who was later charged with reckless wounding and released on bail to appear at the Maclean Local Court on January 14.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn'tspoken with police should contact Grafton Detectives, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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