Wallaga Lake stabbing investigated: Police report

KOORI VILLAGE: Wallaga Lake Koori viillage main street from the back of a fire engine - file photo.
KOORI VILLAGE: Wallaga Lake Koori viillage main street from the back of a fire engine - file photo.

POLICE are investigating a serious stabbing incident at Wallaga Lake Koori village that took place on Sunday morning.

NSW Police Far South Coast Local Area Command says a 29-year-old female has been charged with malicious wounding.

During the morning hours of Sunday, January 11 at Wallaga Lake, the accused female was involved in an altercation with a 38-year-old male. The male victim sustained a significant knife wound to the neck and was in an induced coma when he was flown to The Canberra Hospital.

His uncles were able to perform life-saving first aid stemming the significant flow of blood until emergency services arrived.

Police and Ambulance paramedics attended the scene and the male victim was eventually taken to Canberra Hospital for further treatment.

The female was arrested, charged and appeared at Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday.

Police are investigating whether drugs, including possibly ice, contributed to the incident.

The 29-year-old Wallaga Lake female resident was charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police allege the accused was involved in an altercation with the 38-year old man.

The magistrate refused bail for the accused and adjourned the matter to February 23.

Other news from the FSC command:

  • Between Saturday, January 10 and Sunda, January 11 unknown persons have stolen numerous items from caravan sites situated in Dalmeny. The items include a mongoose mountain bike, fishing rods, inflatable kayak, esky containing alcohol and food. Police urge holiday makers to secure all valuables around their campsites when unattended to reduce opportunities for theft.
  • On Saturday, January 10 about 3pm a skipper and passenger were fishing off Bar Beach Merimbula in a vessel. Due to the weather conditions they decided to return to shore. As the skipper approached the Merimbula Bar a large wave has struck the rear of the vessel causing it to swamp and sink. The skipper and passenger deployed their inflatable life jackets and were assisted by the Life Guard. Both skipper and passenger safely made it to the shoreline and the vessel was recovered by Marine Rescue.
  • Between Thursday, January 8 and Friday, January 9 unknown persons have caused damage to businesses along Beach Road and Orient St Batemans Bay. Windows were smashed. Police have obtained CCTV footage and are making further inquires. Police seek any information from the public who may have witnessed this incident.
  • Between Frida, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 unknown persons have kicked the front door to a property in Eden causing significant damage. No persons were home at the time. Police inquiries are continuing. Please contact police if you have any information regarding this incident.
  • Between Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11 a vehicle was left parked at Eden Golf Club and unknown persons have obtained a metal golf tee from the golfing greens. This was then used to cause damage to the vehicle. Police inquiries are continuing. Please contact police if you have any information regarding this incident.
  • A man has died on the Kings Highway near Braidwood this afternoon. About 2.30pm (Sunday 11 January 2015), police and emergency services were called to reports of a crash on the Kings Highway, about 10km east of Braidwood, involving a car into a tree. The driver of the Mitsubishi sedan, a 33-year-old man, died at the scene. A female passenger was trapped inside the vehicle and has been released. She was treated at the scene for minor injuries and conveyed to Canberra Hospital for observation. Officers from Monaro Local Area Command are in attendance and specialist police are en-route to investigate the incident. A crime scene has been established, and motorists are advised of minor delays when travelling through the area. A report is being prepared for the Coroner.


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