Man in hospital after stabbing

By Luke Voogt

A stabbing at Corio on Wednesday afternoon has resulted in a man being hospitalised.

Police and paramedics rushed to Merlin Crescent in Corio about 5.10pm, following reports of an assault.

A 48-year-old Corio man sustained a stab wound during an altercation at the property, a Victoria Police spokesperson said.

Paramedics took the man to University Hospital Geelong in a stable condition with upper and lower body injuries, Ambulance Victoria confirmed.

“A 54-year-old Corio man was arrested at the scene and was [on Wednesday] night released without charge,” the police spokesperson said.

“The investigation remains ongoing.”

Police urged anyone with information on the incident to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

Meanwhile, fire investigators have deemed a blaze that damaged three commercial premises in Apollo Bay on Wednesday morning as “non-suspicious”, according to Victoria Police.

CFA crews rushed to Collingwood Street about 3.30am where the blaze had taken hold of the premises.

The fire destroyed an eatery and caused extensive damage to a nearby hardware store, while smoke damage forced the closure of a confectionery shop until next Friday.