Wollongong stabbing accused refused bail

A Mangerton man has been refused bail after allegedly stabbing a friend who accused him of stealing a pair of sunglasses, Port Kembla court has heard.

Adrian Waters, 23, faced bail court on Saturday morning, accused of stabbing a 46-year-old man outside a Crown Street unit block on Friday.

Documents tendered to the court said Waters and the victim were known associates, and both had been socialising with a number of other people in the early hours of Friday morning.

Around 7am, the victim claimed his sunglasses were missing, and along with a woman, went to speak with Waters at his home in Myuna Way, Mangerton.

Police will allege Waters agreed to return to the Crown Street unit, but once at the unit, Waters stabbed the victim twice - once in the upper left shoulder and once in the upper back - with a large kitchen knife.

The victim was left with "significant wounds" and was "bleeding profusely" from the attack, after which Waters fled the scene, police allege.

CCTV footage allegedly shows Waters walking to the unit, then running away with the knife in his hand.

Around 3pm on Friday, police went to Waters' Mangerton home and found him wearing the same clothes he was wearing at the time of the alleged attack.

A knife was allegedly located in a kitchen. Waters was arrested and charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He applied for bail, with his lawyer arguing that his last offences were three years ago and had been dealt with under the mental health act, but was refused by the registrar.