Man critically injured, another stabbed in separate brawls

SEVEN people have been arrested and charged after one man was brutally bashed and another stabbed in two separate brawls in Adelaide overnight.

Police were called to the first incident on the corner of Pulteney Street and North Terrace about 10.20pm.

They arrived to find a 23-year-old man with a non-life-threatening stab wound to his lower abdomen.


He and another man who was punched during the melee were taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

Six people – five men aged in their early 20s and a 28-year-old woman – were arrested nearby.

They have all since been charged with one count each of aggravated affray and have been released on bail to appear in court in November.

The second incident occurred at the intersection of Hindley and Morphett Streets just after 2am.

Police said a 19-year-old man sustained life-threatening head injuries after he was allegedly bashed by a group of men.

The man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he remains today, in a critical condition.

A 21-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with aggravated assault causing serious harm.

He will spend the rest of the weekend locked up ahead of his court appearance on Monday.

Investigations are continuing, and police have not ruled out further arrests.

Anyone who may have witnessed either incident is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000..