Man critical after being bashed with a hammer and wrench in NSW

A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly bashing a man with a hammer and a wrench, leaving him fighting for life.

It all started around 4.30pm on Tuesday, when police were called to a licenced premises on Rose Street, Wee Waa, following reports a man was in allegedly in possession of a firearm.

A short time later, emergency services were called to a business on Culgoora Road, Wee Waa, following reports an assault.


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It will be alleged two men, aged 37 and 57 were involved in an altercation, when the younger man struck the older man in the head with a hammer and wrench, before fleeing the scene.

The 57-year-old man was treated by paramedics before being taken to Narrabri Hospital in critical condition.

At around 6pm, the 37-year-old man was arrested by police without incident, and a firearm was seized.

He was taken to Narrabri Police Station, where he was charged with attempted murder.

He was refused bail to and is due to appear at Moree Local Court today.

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