Four armed masked men sought over brutal assault
A RIVAL taxi company has denied claims they were behind the brutal assault of a man by four balaclava-clad men captured on CCTV.
Police allege the four armed men knocked on the door of the Klyn Cct home in Gove and lay in wait under the cover in darkness until the occupant appeared.
The CCTV footage reveals the vicious attack which left the man hospitalised with serious injuries. Rumours on social media suggested the incident was fuelled by a rivalry between Gove’s two taxi businesses. But an employee from Gove Taxi Services said police had questioned them over the incident but they had no involvement.
“The police asked me who we think had done it and I said I don’t know, because everybody is accusing us,” he said.
Senior Sergeant Daniel Whitfield-Jones said one man was armed with a knife while the other three carried lengths of timber at 8.30pm on Wednesday. “The men then repeatedly struck the victim with their weapons before fleeing to a waiting car in a nearby street and speeding away.”
“We’re told the four men were all of a similar height, around 175 and 180cm tall, of medium build and wearing long-sleeved shirts, balaclavas and gloves,” he said.