Man arrested from car boot after alleged glassing of another man in Raymond Terrace hotel

A man found by police in the boot of a car following the alleged glassing of another man in a Raymond Terrace hotel at the weekend was due to appear in court on Tuesday.

Police said about 9.20pm on Sunday, March 22, a 48-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were in a room of a hotel in William Street, Raymond Terrace.

It is alleged the 31-year-old man broke into the room by smashing a window.

It is alleged the man threw a piece of glass which struck the 48-year-old in the chest. The 31-year-old man then left the room.

Police were contacted and commenced an investigation.

A crime scene was established and the injured man was taken to John Hunter Hospital with a suspected punctured lung.

At 8.30pm on Monday, March 23, police found the 31-year-old man in the boot of a car at Raymond Terrace.

He was arrested after a short struggle with police and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

The man was charged with special aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence and resist police.

He was refused bail and was due to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court on Tuesday, March 24.