Police called to stabbing outside Coffs shopping centre
UPDATE: A 45-year-old Coffs Harbour man has been charged with reckless wounding in relation to a stabbing incident in Coffs Harbour today.
The man has been bailed and is due to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court on October 12.
12:20PM: A 45-year-old man has been arrested after a stabbing incident at Park Beach Plaza this morning, police have confirmed.
Shortly before 10am, two Coffs Harbour men become involved in a violent brawl outside the plaza entrance.
During the brawl, a 24-year-old man was stabbed from behind with a broken coffee jar resulting in a severe laceration to his right calf muscle.
He was transported to Coffs Harbour Hospital where he underwent surgery. He is currently in a stable condition.
The 45-year-old man was arrested by detectives and conveyed to hospital with a small laceration to his right hand and head.
He has since been released from hospital and is assisting police with their investigation at Coffs Harbour Police Station.
Police said the incident was sparked between the two men, who are known to each other, over a "silly dispute" involving a rock being thrown at a car.
An investigation is continuing.
10:30AM: A STABBING incident has taken place at Park Beach Plaza this morning.
Information is still coming in, but it is understood the incident involved two males who have both received injuries.
A crime scene has been established outside the IGA entrance to the plaza.
This page will update with further details as they come to light.