Man charged over home invasion
POLICE have charged a 36-year-old man after an extensive investigation into an alleged home invasion in the state's north last year.
Police will allege the man was one of three people who forced entry into a house on Ryan Street, South Grafton in the early hours of 28 December 2011, and assaulted a 43-year-old man and two other occupants.
The 43-year-old received treatment in hospital for cuts to his hands.
During the execution of a search warrant on a property in the days following the alleged incident, police seized a pair of jeans with suspected blood stains.
DNA testing was conducted on the jeans, with results indicating the alleged DNA profiles of the alleged attacker and his victim.
On Saturday, police attached to Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command arrested and charged a 36-year-old from ambucca Heads with robbery in company; specially aggravated break, enter and commit serious indictable offence; and use of an offensive weapon in company.
He was bail refused and is to appear in Grafton Local Court today.
Another man has already been charged in relation to this alleged incident. A third man is currently assisting police with their inquiries.