Man stabbed after dog-owner altercation

A MAN was allegedly head butted and then stabbed in the neck with a stanley knife after he and another dog owner became involved in an altercation on a residential Dunolly street.

Maryborough police have charged a 55-year-old McIntyre man with recklessly causing serious injury and other assault related offences.

Acting Detective Constable Rob Ward said the incident happened about 11am on Saturday after two dogs got into a fight on Broadway.

He said the dog owners then became involved in their own altercation, with a 39-year-old Dunolly man allegedly being head butted and stabbed in the neck.

He was taken to hospital with a laceration to his neck.

The McIntyre man was bailed by police and is due to face Maryborough Magistrates Court on January 8.

Constable Ward said the pair were not known to each other. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call the Maryborough Criminal Investigation Unit on 5460 3333 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.