Charges over Hamilton assault

A man has been charged over an alleged assault at Newcastle at the weekend.

Police have been told two men – aged 22 and 28 – were involved in an altercation outside licensed premises on Tudor Street, Hamilton, just before 2.30am Sunday (2 December 2018).

The younger man suffered a serious leg injury and was taken to John Hunter Hospital.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were notified on Monday (3 December 2018), and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, a 28-year-old Adamstown man attended Newcastle Police Station about 4.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 5 December 2018), where he was arrested and charged with reckless grievous bodily harm.

He has been granted conditional bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 10 January 2019.

The injured man remains in John Hunter Hospital after undergoing surgery.

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