Alleged stabbing at 22 Ellena St, Maryborough
Alleged stabbing at 22 Ellena St, Maryborough Boni Holmes

Man accused over stabbing to spend Christmas in jail

UPDATE: A 21-year-old man will spend the Christmas holiday period in jail for allegedly stabbing a teenager.

Nathan Swinnerton has been charged with unlawful wounding over an incident in Maryborough on Wednesday.

Defence lawyer John Willett said Mr Swinnerton met the victim earlier in the week at a fast food outlet.

He said his client acted in self defence after being hassled over a debt.

"He accepts he committed the wounds," Mr Willett said.

"At the time, he felt compelled to defend himself."

The court heard that though the 17-year-old injured victim had to undergo surgery, the weapon had missed vital organs.

Mr Swinnerton's bail application was denied.

He will face court again on January 22.

EARLIER: A 21-year-old man arrested by Maryborough detectives has spent the night in police custody following investigations into an alleged stabbing Wednesday morning.

The man is due to appear in the Maryborough Magistrates Court this morning charged with one count each of unlawful wounding and possession of dangerous drugs (cannabis), as well as two counts of possession of a utensil.

It will be alleged an altercation occurred between two males shortly after 7am on November 29 at an Ellena Street residence during which time a 17-year-old man received two non-life threatening lacerations to his back.

He was transported to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment.

Both men were known to each other.



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