Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault and stabbing of a 23-year-old man at Byron Bay, yesterday to come forward.
Emergency services responded to reports of an injured man at Sharkies Beach, Byron Bay, at around 12.50pm yesterday where the man had suffered stab wounds to his stomach.
Police were told the injured man had been involved in a fight with another man.
The injured man was taken to Byron Bay Hospital, then transferred to Tweed Hospital where he underwent surgery. He is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.
Meanwhile, officers at the scene searched the area and around 1.30pm, they arrested a 30-year-old man at a campsite in nearby bushland and took him to Byron Bay police station.
The man was charged with maliciously inflict grievous bodily harm with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court today.
Police investigating the incident have interviewed a number of witnesses, but believe there are others who have not yet given statements.
They are appealing for these witnesses to contact Byron Bay police on 02 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Witnesses can also use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www1.police.nsw.gov.au. Information will be treated with strict confidence.