Landsdale: man stabbed while walking dog

Detective First Class Constable Jason Garratt. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Detective First Class Constable Jason Garratt. Picture: Martin Kennealey

UPDATED 3.24pm: JOONDALUP Detectives are investigating an incident in Landsdale yesterday evening when a man walking his dog was stabbed.

A WA Police spokesman said the 24-year-old man was walking at a park near Pomodora Avenue and Porro Road about 6.55pm when he was approached by another man and engaged in conversation.

“Soon after, the victim felt pain to his stomach and realised he had been stabbed,” he said.

“He walked home and was taken to Joondalup Health Campus by his partner.

“Police attended the area and conducted patrols.

“The victim described the man as light skinned, 175cm tall, slim build and was wearing black pants, black hoodie and a red cap.”

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Detective First Class Constable Jason Garratt said the victim was “shaken and confused” by the attack but home and resting after being treated at Joondalup Health Campus last night.

“The victim has indicated that the male asked him if he had a light,” Constable Garratt said.

“The victim’s advised the male that he does not smoke. The male’s then leaned down to pat the victim’s dog and shortly after that the victim’s had a pain in his stomach and realised he was bleeding.

“At this stage we don’t know what weapon was used.

“As with any attack of this nature, we’re extremely concerned and we’re appealing to anyone that may have been in the area at the time or has any information to contact crime stoppers.

“We urge all members of the public to exercise caution when out and where possible to walk in groups or with other family members.

“At this stage we’re treating this as a random incident and isolated from anything else.”

Constable Garratt said there was no link to the local school, but encouraged parents to pick up and drop off their children.

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