Artery severed during assault

A MAN who severed an artery in his arm while allegedly assaulting another man is being treated in hospital.

Tweed police say they are investigating the “domestic incident” which occurred at Burringbar on Sunday.

About 7.45pm, the alleged offender, a 26-year-old Mullumbimby man, went to a home on Upper Burringbar Road and started a fight with the resident.

Sergeant Garry Jardine said the offender allegedly “punched and kicked” the man in the face. The victim is said to have fought back and struck his assailant.

Furniture and a glass door were damaged in the fight, with the alleged offender cutting his arm on the broken glass.

“The offender received a laceration to his forearm and severed an artery,” Sgt Jardine said.

“He underwent an operation at the Gold Coast Hospital while the other man was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital with cuts and bruises on various parts of his body.”

No charges have been laid and the Mullumbimby man remained in hospital yesterday.



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