Inspector Jeff Ellis said the 22-year-old man had been driving home from work about 10.15pm on April 4. Two men who had been walking on Celebration Boulevard assaulted him when he got home.
‘These people were on the roadway and obviously prevented the car moving forward,’ he said.
‘He was involved in an altercation with two males that were walking. During the altercation he was stabbed.
‘The actual wounding of the victim did not take place until he was 100m up the road ” the victim has driven his car slowly while texting his friends (for help). His friends did come out ” they scared the two offenders away.’
Inspector Ellis said the serious wound penetrated right through the victim’s arm and he was taken to Joondalup Health Campus before being transferred to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, where he had surgery last Friday. He said there were indications the offenders were intoxicated and there was no apparent aggravation by the victim.
‘This is the sort of incident that concerns us, that people would walk around with knives,’ he said.
‘There is no need to carry knives out in public. This level of violence or any level of violence is not acceptable.’