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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28-year-old man was stabbed at Yamba on Saturday.

Shortly after the incident, around lunchtime in a car park on Treelands Drive, a 24-year-old woman attended Yamba police station where she was arrested but later released without charge pending further inquiries.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command who attended the scene found the man with stab wounds to his arm and back.

He was taken to Maclean Hospital where he received stitches for his injuries.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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