BY JARROD MELMETH
A 23-year-old man has been extradited from Queensland to NSW over an axe attack at East Maitland last week.
Just before 8pm on July 13, a man and a woman were inside a home on Alliance Street when a group of five people arrived at the home before an argument broke out.
Police will allege the 28-year-old woman was assaulted and the 35-year-old man was struck several rimes with the tomahawk.
Since the incident, two people have been charged in relation to the incident.
Following further inquiries, detectives from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District, assisted by officers from the Queensland Police Service, travelled to the Sunshine Coast where they arrested the 23-year-old man on Tuesday.
A request for the mans extradition was granted at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court.
On Wednesday he was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and affray.
The Tarro man was refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.