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Man charged with attempted machete murder – Goonellabah

A 46-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking two people with a machete at a home in Goonellabah last Sunday.

Police say that around 10pm on Sunday, a 51-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman were at home on Kruseana Avenue, Goonellabah, when the power in their home was switched off.

They both walked outside where they were allegedly attacked by a man armed with a machete.

During the altercation, the 51-year-old man was struck on the head and face with the weapon, causing deep lacerations.

The woman was then allegedly struck on her left arm and left wrist, also causing deep lacerations.

The armed attacker then fled the scene.

Police say that around 7.25am on Monday, a 46-year-old man was found with serious wounds in the grounds of a cemetery in Arakoon, north of Port Macquarie.

He was taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital for treatment to the wounds, which were believed to be self-inflicted.

At 7.10pm on Tuesday, police attended the hospital and placed the man under arrest.

About 4.30pm on Wednesday investigators from Richmond Local Area Command spoke to the manat the hospital.

He was subsequently charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of malicious wounding with intent.

Police allege he is known to the victims.

A bedside bail court hearing was conducted with the man refused bail.

He is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on 8 March.


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