Two men charged as investigations continue into home invasion – Port Stephens- Hunter

Police have charged two men following investigations into a home invasion at Hawks Nest last month.

Police will allege that, about 10.30pm on Monday 30 June 2020, a 78-year-old man opened the door of his home on Booner Street and was confronted by three men.

The group pushed past the man, assaulting him and stabbing him in the abdomen.

The group made their way upstairs and assaulted a 53-year-old man before stabbing him in the back and neck.

The injured men were taken to hospital where they were admitted, treated, and later released.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District commenced an investigation resulting in the arrest of two men, aged 22 and 46, at an address on Sinclair Street, Gosford, about 11am today (Thursday 30 July 2020).

A search of the home allegedly revealed numerous knives, a homemade shive, a machete, a homemade shotgun with ammunition, and an amount of drugs.

The men were taken to Gosford Police Station where the older man was charged with breach of bail, two counts of breaching an AVO, two counts of intimidation (DV), and special aggravated enter with intent (wound).

The younger man was charged with firearm offences, drug possession and special aggravated enter with intent (wound).

Both men were refused bail and will appear in Gosford Local Court tomorrow (Friday 31 July 2020).

Inquiries continue.

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