Two men are attacked in a ‘terrible, senseless act’ as a wild brawl breaks out in city’s busy diner strip – while another is knifed as he slept in his car
- Two men have been stabbed in the early hours of Saturday in Melbourne
- The men were attacked in Carlton, with one stabbed to the abdomen and leg
- The other man was stomped on while unconscious 12 times in the attack
- In a separate incident a man was stabbed multiple times in a carjacking
- He was knifed repeatedly while asleep in his Mazda in Cranbourne east
A man has been stabbed with another repeatedly stomped in a brutal early morning brawl, while another man was knifed while he slept in his car in a separate incident.
The two stabbings occurred on the streets of Melbourne in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Victoria Police were called out to Carlton’s busy Lygon St diner strip area about 4am following reports a pair had been allegedly attacked by a group of 20 men.
Police said a 30-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in the abdomen while a second man was ‘seriously assaulted’ while he was unconscious.
A man has been stabbed multiple times while another repeatedly had his head stomped on 12 times while he was unconscious in an early morning brawl in Carlton, Melbourne
Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Topham said the brawl broke out on Queensberry Street and Little Cardigan Lane about 3.50am on Saturday, the Herald Sun reports.
‘The initial report was that the group of males were fighting, on police attendance they located a male unconscious and unresponsive,’ Detective Topham said.
‘The cause of his injuries appear to be blunt force trauma to his head and it appears that he has probably been kicked or stomped whilst he was on the ground.’
It is understood the unconscious man had his head stomped on 12 times.
The attack then moved onto Argyle Square where a 30-year-old man was stabbed three times in the abdomen and once in the leg.
It is alleged the attack involved 20 males.
Detective Topham said desribed it as ‘a terrible, senseless act’.
‘They are both terrible acts of violence that could have potentially taken a life.’
From CCTV vision on Little Cardigan Street, police estimate the group of men were in their late teens and early 20s.
The group fled before police arrived, with no weapon found at the scene.
Both victims were taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital and where it is understood they are in a stable condition.
In Cranbourne’s east, a 27-year-old man was stabbed several times at about 2am as he slept inside his Mazda in a vicious carjacking
While in Cranbourne’s east, a 27-year-old man was stabbed several times around 2am while he was asleep.
The man was knifed in a violent carjacking while he was asleep inside his Mazda, parked on a suburban street.
The attacker then stole the car and fled the scene.
The 27-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.