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Appeal following serious assault and wounding - Edgeworth

Wednesday, 09 November 2022 07:40:11 AM

Raptor Squad detectives are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate a malicious wounding in Lake Macquarie last year.

About 8am on Tuesday 10 August 2021, two men – then aged 33 – were seated inside a purple Holden Commodore at a gravel carpark at the intersection of Impala Street and Main Road, Edgeworth, when a black Audi hatchback drove into the carpark.

Two men exited the hatchback and approached the Commodore, before one of the men – armed with a knife – slashed the two passenger side tyres and then stabbed the male passenger.

Both men then approached the driver’s side and assaulted the driver before fleeing the scene in the Audi. The vehicle was last seen travelling east on Main Road.

The men attended John Hunter Hospital for treatment, but have both since recovered.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were notified and commenced inquiries, before the matter was referred to the State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad for further investigation.

As inquiries continue, detectives have released a CCTV image of a black Audi hatchback, observed in the area a short time after the incident.

Detectives have also issued an image of a pair of distinct red and black sunglasses left at the scene.

The driver of the Audi is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 180cm to 185cm tall, with dark coloured hair in a mohawk style.

The Audi passenger is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 155cm tall, with tattoos on his face, neck and arms, and red hair with a mohawk and mullet style haircut.

Anyone who may have information which could assist investigators is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.