Man stabbed in face with kitchen knife, drives to get help

A MAN stabbed in the face with a knife drove himself to a nearby relative's property at Roseberry, north of Kyogle, after being assaulted early yesterday morning

The 63-year-old victim was at his Roseberry Creek Road home in Roseberry Creek with the accused and another friend on Sunday night when an argument broke out.

Richmond LAC Acting Inspector Craig Ahrens said the accused, a 28-year-old Queensland man from Beaudesert, went to the kitchen and removed a knife from a knife block.

"He's then returned back into the lounge room where he allegedly stabbed the victim to the face with the knife before running from the premises," he said.

The victim then contacted 000 before driving to a nearby relative's property where he was met by police and ambulance.

He was treated for a stab wound to the left side of his face before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

Officers from the Richmond LAC then established crime scenes at both locations.

"Whilst police were guarding the crime scene, the alleged offender has emerged from nearby bushland and approached police," Acting Inspector Ahrens said.

"He was arrested and subsequently conveyed to Lismore police station where he was interviewed and later charged," he said.

"It's obviously extremely dangerous behaviour when knives are involved in any kind of incidences of violence and the outcome could have been more serious than what eventuated at this point in time."

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