2 Mullaley men injured in stabbing

DETECTIVES are continuing their investigation into a suspected stabbing incident on Friday night that left two men requiring urgent medical treatment.

Police from the Oxley Local Area Command were called out to a rural property south of Mullaley, about 40km west of Gunnedah, late on Friday.

Two men, who are believed to be related, were discovered with wounds to their chests or abdomens, reportedly following an argument.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called at 10.30pm and transported a 43-year-old man with severe injuries to Tamworth hospital for emergency medical care.

He underwent surgery and yesterday was in a stable condition, according to police.

The second man, whose age has not been released, is understood to have been taken to the same hospital by ambulance.

Oxley LAC crime manager Inspector Philip O’Reilly told The Leader: “Police investigations are continuing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.”

Meanwhile, police have renewed calls for information following the brutal assault of an elderly man at Moree last month.

About 1.45pm on Monday, April 21, an 81-year-old man was in the backyard of his Boland Dr home when he was confronted by two men aged in their late teens.

The men, described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, approached the homeowner and demanded he hand over his wallet.

The victim was struck to the face and arm with a metal bar – causing injuries that required treatment at Moree Hospital – when he tried to stop the men entering his home.

The assailants stole the man’s wallet and car keys and were last seen running west along Jones Ave.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or visit www1.police.nsw.gov.au to lodge a report online.


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