A MAN has been refused bail charged with a string of offences after allegedly stabbing his partner in Armidale in the early hours of Tuesday.
The 42-year-old man was arrested after police found him hiding inside a Taylor St unit just before 4am where the alleged stabbing occurred.
Paramedics discovered a 32-year-old woman with stab wounds to her back and rushed her to Armidale hospital where she was listed in a serious but stable condition.
Police have been told the pair were at a gathering when the incident occurred. A crime scene was set up and investigators interviewed several witnesses.
New England Acting Inspector Matt Crotty told The Leader the man was questioned by Armidale detectives and charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and breaching an apprehended violence order, as well as an outstanding warrant.
“He has also been charged with contravening an AVO, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, four counts of common assault, malicious damage and intimidation in relation to an alleged incident in Herbert St, Glen Innes, about 12.30am on October 1,” Acting Inspector Crotty said.
“The man was also wanted in relation to an incident in Coronation Ave in Glen Innes on the same date and he was charged on Tuesday at Armidale Police Station with two further charges of contravening an AVO, two counts of intimidation, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and three counts of common assault.”
Police said the man has been wanted by investigators for questioning since the October 1 incidents.
“Police had been actively searching for a 42-year-old man in relation to two separate domestic-related incidents. We now believe he left the New England area to avoid officers,” Acting Inspector Crotty said.
“Police treat all reports of domestic violence seriously. We would urge anyone who believes they are a victim of domestic abuse to come forward and talk to police.
“We have processes in place to support those persons and every report will be treated sensitively.”
DETECTIVES are continuing to piece together the moments leading up to an alleged stabbing in Armidale on Tuesday morning and said the incident is believed to be domestic-related.
A 32-year-old woman is in Armidale hospital in a serious but stable condition with stab wounds to her back.
New England Acting Inspector Matthew Crotty said the woman had suffered several stab wounds at a gathering at the Taylor St unit.
"A crime scene was declared at the Taylor St unit and Armidale detectives were called," he told Fairfax Media.
"Investigators interviewed a number of people at the scene."
Acting Inspector Crotty said the man and woman were known to each other.
"Police believe the incident is domestic-related," he said, adding detectives were still appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
"We are appealing for anyone that was in the vicinity of Taylor St in the early hours of Tuesday morning to contact Armidale detectives on 6771 0699."
A MAN has been arrested and a woman is in hospital with several stab wounds after an alleged stabbing in Armidale on Tuesday.
Police and paramedics were called to the Taylor St unit in the early hours of Tuesday after reports a woman had been stabbed.
“A woman was found suffering stab wounds to her back,” New England Acting Inspector Matthew Crotty told Fairfax Media.
“She received medical assistance at the scene and was taken by Ambulance to Armidale hospital.
“She remains in a serious but stable condition.”
A man was found by police at the home and was taken into custody.
“A 42-year-old man was located following a search of the house and was arrested at the scene,” Acting Inspector Crotty said.
“He was taken to Armidale Police Station where he is assisting with inquiries.”
More to come.
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