A man is in hospital after being stabbed on Friday night.
A man is in hospital after being stabbed on Friday night.

Man, 52, stabbed in violent home invasion

DETECTIVES are continuing investigations into a violent home invasion in Grafton on Friday night which resulted in a 52-year-old man being hospitalised with multiple injuries.

The man remained in intensive care last night after what police described as an aggravated break and enter by four unknown males.

He had answered a knock at the door of his unit, which is located above a shop on Fry St, about 8.50pm on Friday when he was attacked.

Police said the victim was stabbed several times with a sharp object before the intruders fled on foot.

The injured man was found by his son a short time later, and emergency services were called.

Police from Coffs-Clarence Local Area Command and NSW Ambulance Paramedics attended.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was stabilised at the scene before being taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for a collapsed right lung, stab wounds to both his arms and cuts to his head, face and hands.

His condition is now believed to be stable and he has been able to provide police with a brief statement.

A forensic examination of the crime scene has been conducted and investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who may have witnessed four males acting suspiciously in the area of Fry St, should call Grafton police on 66420222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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