Stabbing incident in Tamworth

A 36 year old man has been found with multiple stab wounds and rushed to the Tamworth Base Hospital for surgery at around 3:45am this morning. The man is believed to be in a stable condition after he underwent surgery.

Police have arrested a 26 year old man who is assisting them with their enquiries.

Police have confirmed the pair are known to one another and it's not being treated as a random attack.

Earlier, Goonoo Goonoo Road was cordoned off and shut down as Police established multiple crime scenes after an early morning confrontation near the Coles Petrol Station. The road is now open, however Police advise residents to steer clear of the site as investigations continue.

Traffic controllers are still in place directing traffic through side streets. Detectives continue to speak to multiple witnesses and are appealing to the public who saw the altercation or the injured man to contact Tamworth Police on 6768 2999.