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Deep neck gash

Monday, 21st November, 2016

A forensic investigator at the crime scene in Iodide Street yesterday. A forensic investigator at the crime scene in Iodide Street yesterday.

By Michael Murphy

Police were yesterday piecing together what happened to a man who was left with a deep neck wound after a row with his former partner.

Police found a trail of blood starting from Chapple Lane, continuing along a footpath in Iodide Street, past a vacant block and into a house.

They were called to the house about 4am after the occupants phoned police and reported the man’s injury.

The 41-year-old Broken Hill man suffered a deep gash to his neck which appeared to have been caused by a broken bottle, police said.

The man had been arguing with his former partner, a 31-year-old Broken Hill woman, just before the incident happened.

Paramedics took the victim to hospital where he was treated by doctors.

The man discharged himself from hospital later in the morning.

It is believed that although the wound was deep, it was not life-threatening.

Neither the victim nor his partner resided at the Iodide Street house.

A forensic investigator was yesterday cataloguing evidence in front of the wood and iron dwelling, including at least 17 instances of blood spatter along the footpath and under the verandah.

Rubbish was strewn in the front yard.

A three-seater lounge was on the front porch next to an unplugged refrigerator and a half-full two-litre bottle of Coke.

No one was immediately charged over the incident, but the police investigation was continuing yesterday afternoon.

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