AN alcohol-fuelled scuffle on a Coledale street involving people armed with golf clubs and pieces of wood escalated last night when a man was stabbed in the arm.
Investigators will continue their inquiries into the incident today which left a 23-year-old hospitalised after a violent chain of events. Senior police said several people had been drinking at a house during the day when an argument broke out between the 23-year-old and a 17-year-old boy.
They allege at a number of times during the fight both people had armed themselves with implements and challenged each other.
The 23-year-old man allegedly grabbed the wooden railing of a chair and walked onto the street and challenged the teenager to a fight.
Amid a raft of allegations it has been suggested the two traded swipes at each other before the 23-year-old struck the teen on the forearm with the piece of wood. That, police allege, prompted the teenager to pull a small knife from his pants and stab the man in the arm, leaving a substantial wound.
The 23-year-old reportedly left the scene but later returned armed with a kitchen knife and carving fork. He was restrained by people nearby.
The injured man remains in hospital and police are hoping to track down a 17-year-old boy today who they believe can assist with their investigation.
Police confirmed they have seized a number of exhibits from the scene.