New Zealander in court over Sydney stabbing


A New Zealand man is set to face court on Wednesday following the stabbing of a French man during an altercation in Sydney.

New South Wales police say they were called to the Pacific Highway in Artermon, in the city's North Shore, around 10am on Tuesday (local time).

It's alleged there was an altercation between the pair, ending with one man stabbing the other. Police say the 34-year-old New Zealander used an axe to damage the windows of a car before the stabbing.

The 32-year-old victim was taken to the Royal North Short Hospital with a stab wound to his chest, and is in a stable condition.

Police arrested the 34-year-old New Zealander at the scene and later charged him with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and malicious damage.