A MAN who allegedly broke into his former partner’s home near Newcastle this morning, armed with a knife, has been arrested.
Police say the 34-year-old man allegedly smashed a window to gain entry to the Howe Street home in Lambton at around 4.30am.
A male friend of the resident was inside the unit at the time and became involved in a scuffle with the man, who was armed with a knife.
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The friend, who suffered a small laceration across his back, was able to apprehend the man and contact police.
Officers arrived and arrested the 34-year-old who was taken to Waratah Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter with intent whilst armed.
He’s been refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court tomorrow.