AN intruder has suffered serious facial injuries after being struck with a golf club during a break-in at Koorawatha, near Cowra, over the weekend.
Police said two men were attempting to break-in to a home on Bumbaldry Street at about 1am on Sunday when they were confronted by a 21-year-old occupant.
The occupant, who had armed himself with a golf club, struck a 42-year-old man, leaving him with serious facial injuries.
Location of Bumbaldry Street, Koorawatha
The 21-year-old then restrained the intruder until police arrived. The other man fled the scene.
Officers from the Hume Police District arrived and started inquiries.
The 42-year-old man was treated by ambulance paramedics before being taken to Cowra Hospital in a serious but stable condition with facial injuries.
He was then airlifted to Liverpool District Hospital for further treatment.
Following inquiries, police arrested a 59-year-old man at a hotel in Koorawatha about 10.10am on Sunday .
He was taken to Young police station where he was charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent to commit serious indictable offence, affray, and breach bail.
He was refused bail to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Monday.
The occupant of the home has been spoken to by police and is expected to provide a statement in the coming days as inquiries continue.
It is believed the parties involved are known to each other.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence.
The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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