Hurt hero al­ways think­ing of oth­ers

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - JIHAD HITS HOME -

A RETIREE stabbed in the head dur­ing the Bourke St ter­ror at­tack says his thoughts are with the other vic­tims and d the po­lice in­volved as he re- cov­ers in The Al­fred hospi­tal.

Rod Pat­ter­son (pic­tured), , who has been in Mel­bourne e af­ter re­tir­ing from his busi­ness s in Tas­ma­nia, said he was hurt t when he tried to help a vic­tim.

“I went to as­sist and whilst do­ing so re­ceived a knife wound to my head,” he said. Mr Pat­ter­son, 58, was with his wife be­fore the at­tack. “Whilst Whilst out with my wife Ma­ree en­joy­ing an­other great d day in Melb bourne, a city th that we love, we were un­for­tu­nately c caught up in th the i in­ci­dent id on Bourke St,” he said. “I am re­ceiv­ing fan­tas­tic care at The Al­fred. We both ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery­one’s sup­port dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time, and our thoughts are also with the other vic­tims, fam­i­lies and po­lice of­fi­cers in­volved.”

Rod’s son Todd Pat­ter­son, based in Mel­bourne, said his fa­ther was do­ing fine and was ex­pected to make a full re­cov­ery af­ter un­der­go­ing surgery late on Fri­day.

“Dad is fine and will re­turn to full health,” he said. STEPHEN DRILL

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.