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Two men have been charged with drug-related offences, a third man was stabbed and a police officer was injured following an altercation at a Nimbin backpackers’ hostel on the weekend.

Between 4am and 5.30am Saturday (February 27), police were called to the hostel on Cullen Street following reports that a 20-year-old man had allegedly stabbed a 38-year-old man in the back a number of times.

The man then allegedly damaged a car and a number of rooms at the hostel.

When officers were called to the hostel, a 19-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 43-year-old woman before punching a female police officer in the nose and attempting to run from police.

He was found a short time later, lying naked on a vehicle and was arrested at the scene.

Police chased the 20-year-old on foot through a nearby paddock and say they ‘attempted to subdue him with OC spray,.’

A short scuffle ensued before the man was arrested.

Police were told the two men had earlier taken what they believed to be LSD.

Both were taken to Lismore police station where the 20-year-old Gold Coast man was charged with reckless wounding, malicious damage, assault police, resist arrest and affray.

The 19-year-old Gold Coast man was charged with assault, affray, malicious damage and indecent exposure.

Both men were granted conditional bail, to appear at Lismore Local Court on April 11.

The injured man, woman and police officer were taken to hospital for treatment.

Richmond Local Area Command crime manager, detective inspector Cameron Lindsay, warned members of the public to take care when taking unknown substances.

‘The incident on the weekend is a concern, and shows the violent effects illicit substances can have on those who take them,’ detective inspector Lindsay said.

 


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