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Forensic police at the scene on Sunday. Picture: Ian KirkwoodONE man is recovering in hospital with stab wounds, while another sustained a cut to his head while detaining an intruder during separate home invasions in the Hunter over the weekend.
A man, 28, suffered lacerations to his arm and chest after he was confronted by two men at Charlestown on Sunday morning.
Police said the man was outside his home on Hillsborough Road about 5am when he was attacked by the men, who police said were dressed in dark clothing and armed with an “edged weapon”.
NSW Police spokesman
Paramedics were calledand treated the man for lacerations to his left arm and chest.
He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.
The man’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to a NSWpolice spokesman.
Meanwhile, a man, 58, has appeared in Newcastle Bail Court after he was allegedly found inside a home in Hamilton East on Friday night.
The man, who police identified as Shane Anthony Nicholls, was allegedly found in a bedroom of a home on Warrah Street about 8.20pm, police said.
Three people were inside the home when one of the occupants heard noises coming from his bedroom.
The man, 54, went to investigate and allegedly found Mr Nicholls, 58, standing in the room.
The two allegedly became involved in a scuffle, with the 54-year-old suffering a cut to his head, police said.
The 54-year-old’s family came to his aid and one of the occupants called police.
Newcastle City police arrived moments later and arrested the 58-year-old.
He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with aggravated break and enter.
He was refused bail by police and appeared in Newcastle Bail Court on Saturday morning where the matter was adjourned to Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.
Forensic police at the scene on Sunday. Picture: Ian Kirkwood
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