Published at The Age on Jan. 10 2017.
Police are urging members of the public to come forward as new information is revealed about a Grand Final eve stabbing in Noble Park that left its victim with “multiple, permanent scars”.
A 24-year-old Berwick man was attacked at a party by two men in the early hours of October 1 and left with life-threatening injuries.
Police have now released an image of one of the offenders and of the vehicle believed to be used by the assailants to flee the scene.
The car is a dark, 1998 Holden Commodore sedan, identifiable by its large silver rims.
Police understand the victim was with friends when approached by the attackers, who chased him before stabbing him 11 times.
The victim was rushed to Dandenong Hospital with wounds across his abdomen and upper leg. He has since been discharged.
The attackers are believed to be aged in their 20s and to be of African appearance.
Detective Senior Constable Kimberly Alp of the Greater Dandenong Criminal Investigations Unit said police are “perplexed” by the incident.
“We believe this is an isolated incident. The victim had not seen the offenders before,” she said.
“The victim has suffered multiple, permanent scars and it has taken a toll psychologically.”
Police are also interested in talking to an anonymous tipster who gave CrimeStoppers “crucial information” on the case.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or Greater Dandenong CIU on 9767 7487.