POLICE urgently want to speak to a Good Samaritan who saved an intellectually disabled Warrnambool youth who was robbed and twice stabbed by four attackers.
Nanjing Night Net

The brazen daylight knifing happened on Sunday afternoon at a Merri River reserve off Tarhook Road and Manuka Drive.

The victim was slashed down his left forearm and suffered a cut to his right wrist. Two boys held him while the other two wielded knives.

They also took the 14-year-old’s MP3 player before a young girl screamed after witnessing the attack. That prompted her father to intervene and he saved the boy from further injuries.

Police now want to speak to that man who was described by the victim as having dark skin. The Good Samaritan is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s and his daughter is understood to be aged between about 11 and 13 years.

Detective Senior Constable Richard Hughes, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said that between 1.30pm and 2pm on Sunday the victim went for a walk by himself with his football and MP3 player.

He walked along Tarhook Road and reached the Merri River reserve when he was approached by four youths believed to be aged between 15 and 17 years.

Detective Senior Constable Hughes said one of the youths had a small pocket knife and slashed the victim’s forearm.

He said the youths held the victim by the arms while he was repeatedly kicked and punched.

“Another youth had a kitchen type knife and made a small cut to the victim’s right wrist,” he said.

“The attackers also took the boy’s football and threw it into the nearby river. They also stole the victim’s MP3 player from his jeans pocket.

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim. Two youths have held him while the other two have stabbed him.”

Detective Senior Constable Hughes said the victim returned to his home about 4pm and used a towel to stop the bleeding.

“We are very keen to speak to the dark-skinned Good Samaritan who intervened after his daughter screamed,” he said.

“He came to the victim’s aid and the youths ran off. We would like any witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” he said.

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