A man allegedly stabbed a woman in a car park at Forster in what was deemed by police as a domestic-related incident.
About 7.30pm on Friday, June 26, emergency services were called to the car park on Beach Street following reports a woman had been injured.
Police allege the 21-year-old woman was parked in the car park with a friend when she was confronted by the man, who was known to her, and stabbed in the back.
When her friend, a 22-year old woman, went to her aid she was allegedly threatened with the knife and had her mobile phone taken during an altercation with the man.
The injured woman was treated by paramedics for two stab wounds and was transported to Manning Base Hospital before being airlifted to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.
Manning Great Lakes Police District officers established a crime scene and began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the stabbing.
Following inquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a home on Carribean Street, Forster about 1.30am on Saturday, June 27.
He was taken to Forster Police Station and charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon, wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two counts of contravene prohibition/ restriction in AVO (domestic).