18-year-old stabs vic­tim with pig­ging knife

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AN AR­GU­MENT be­tween two men turned ugly on Satur­day night with one of them stab­bing the other in the cheek.

Miles po­lice of­fi­cerin-charge Sergeant Ben Wilt­shire said po­lice were called to a Miles res­i­dence around mid­night on Satur­day, May 14 where an al­ter­ca­tion had been tak­ing place be­tween an 18-year-old man and a 27-year-old man.

The ar­gu­ment re­sulted in the lat­ter be­ing stabbed in the cheek with a pig­ging knife.

“The 27-year-old from Bar­al­aba was taken to Miles Hos­pi­tal and later trans­ported to Toowoomba for se­ri­ous but non-lifethreat­en­ing in­juries,” Sgt Wilt­shire said.

The al­leged of­fender, 18-year-old Miles man Josh McCon­nell, was ar­rested and charged with grievous bod­ily harm and ap­peared in Dalby Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day.

Mr McCon­nell was sub­se­quently re­manded in cus­tody un­til June 7 for the as­sault, when he will again ap­pear in Dalby Mag­is­trates Court.

The vic­tim re­mains in Toowoomba Hos­pi­tal where he is re­port­edly un­der­go­ing surgery for the se­ri­ous in­jury to his face.

While po­lice have said the in­ci­dent was be­lieved to be the re­sult of a heated ar­gu­ment, they would not com­ment fur­ther on the na­ture or con­tent of the dis­agree­ment be­tween the two men.

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