STABBING: Police attended a property on Rainbow Beach Road last night in relation to an alleged stabbing in the back. A man has now been charged with one count of wounding. Photo: Renee Albrecht
STABBING: Police attended a property on Rainbow Beach Road last night in relation to an alleged stabbing in the back. A man has now been charged with one count of wounding. Photo: Renee Albrecht

Rainbow Beach man faces court over New Year's Eve stabbing

A MAN has been charged with wounding after another man was stabbed in Rainbow Beach during the New Year's Eve celebrations last night.

Police allege that at about 11.15pm, a 22-year-old Kalbar man was walking with friends along Rainbow Beach Road when he became involved in a verbal exchange with a man and woman who had just left a local bakery. The 22-year-old then turned and walked away before he was allegedly stabbed in the lower back with a knife by a person who then fled the scene.

Paramedics attended a private property on Rainbow Beach Road in relation to an alleged stabbing last night. Photo: Renee Albrecht
Paramedics attended a private property on Rainbow Beach Road in relation to an alleged stabbing last night. Photo: Renee Albrecht

Paramedics attended and administered first aid to the injured man before transporting him to the Gympie Hospital in a stable condition.

Ongoing investigations led to the arrest of a 21-year-old Rainbow Beach man who has since been charged with one count of wounding.

He is due to face Maryborough Magistrates Court today.

Gympie Times


Aged care residents stay connected with $3K COVID donation

Premium Content Aged care residents stay connected with $3K COVID donation

More than $3000 will go towards helping Gympie’s Cooinda community stay connected...

Star Wars brings a new hope for hamstrung Gympie Cinema

Premium Content Star Wars brings a new hope for hamstrung Gympie Cinema

An old favourite returns to local screens this weekend as COVID causes another...