A 31-year-old man has been refused bail and charged with multiple offences after allegedly stabbing a woman in a public car park on the Mid North Coast.
In what police described as a domestic-related incident, the man allegedly approached the woman, 21, while she was parked on Beach Street in Forster about 7.30pm Friday and stabbed her in the back.
A 22-year-old female friend of the woman who was in the car at the time went to her aid but was allegedly threatened with the knife and had her mobile phone taken in an altercation with the man.
The injured woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for two stab wounds and taken to Manning Base Hospital before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from Manning Great Lakes Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the incident.
The man was then arrested at a home on Carribean Street, Forster, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He was taken to Forster Police Station, where he was charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon, wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and two counts of contravene prohibition/restriction in AVO.
He was refused bail and was due to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Sunday.