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A man will appear in court tomorrow charged over a serious assault at East Ballina last week.

Last Wednesday about 5:40pm, a 50-year-old man was assaulted in his Manly Street flat by a man who walked in through the front door.

The occupant was allegedly forced to the floor, breaking his leg in the process.

The attacker allegedly attempted to stab him with a knife from the kitchen but fled after the man fought him off with a stick.

The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment of a broken right leg, cuts and abrasions. He has since been released.

Yesterday, Ballina detectives arrested a man in West Ballina.

The 40-year-old was taken to Ballina Police Station and charged with aggravated enter dwelling causing actual bodily harm, being armed with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear in Ballina Local Court today

A man will appear in court tomorrow charged over a serious assault at East Ballina last week.

Last Wednesday about 5:40pm, a 50-year-old man was assaulted in his Manly Street flat by a man who walked in through the front door.

The occupant was allegedly forced to the floor, breaking his leg in the process.

The attacker allegedly attempted to stab him with a knife from the kitchen but fled after the man fought him off with a stick.

The injured man was taken to hospital for treatment of a broken right leg, cuts and abrasions. He has since been released.

Yesterday, Ballina detectives arrested a man in West Ballina.

The 40-year-old was taken to Ballina Police Station and charged with aggravated enter dwelling causing actual bodily harm, being armed with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear in Ballina Local Court today.


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