North Coogee stabbing: Construction boss Damien D’Ascenzo identified as victim of bloody Perth attack
A well known builder identified as the victim of a frenzied stabbing on his doorstep is yet to make a formal complaint about the attack, police have revealed.
Damien D’Ascenzo was knifed several times outside his Newark Turn property in the upmarket beachside suburb of North Coogee in Perth on Thursday at 1.50am.
He was treated by St John WA paramedics for multiple stab wounds and lacerations at the scene before being rushed to Royal Perth Hospital.
The stabbing left extensive bloodstains on the front door, exterior walls and down the driveway of the home, which were still visible several days later.
Western Australian Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Mr D’Ascenzo has not made a ‘formal complaint’.
Damien D’Ascenzo, director of Dasco Building Group, hasn’t complained despite being knifed outside his home in southern Perth at 1.50am last Thursday
The frenzied attack happened outside Mr D’Ascenzo’s Newark Turn property in the beachside suburb of North Coogee
‘Police and St John WA personnel attended the scene, where a man aged in his 40s was located with several injuries consistent with stab wounds and lacerations,’ WA Police said.
‘At this time the injured man has not made a formal complaint.
‘Detectives will continue to liaise with the man in case he changes his mind and wishes to have the matter investigated.’
While Mr D’Ascenzo, director of luxury residential construction firm Dasco Building Group, did not suffer life threatening injuries he remains in hospital.
Friends and neighbours were reported to be in shock about the stabbing.
Mr D’Ascenzo has had an ‘esteemed career in the Perth building industry [over] 20 years’ and is considered ‘reliable and trustworthy,’ Dasco’s website says.
He made comments in the media in recent days about long delays in the residential construction industry.
In his capacity as a spokesman for the Home Builders Action Group he urged the WA government to act to help building companies.
Mr D’Ascenzo claimed builders were not responsible for homeowners having to wait for homes to be completed.
Instead he claimed he was regularly having to wait for tradies and materials to show up to sites.