Search for stab­ber and vic­tim

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

PO­LICE were last night search­ing for an of­fender and a vic­tim af­ter re­ports of a pos­si­ble stab­bing on a busy Townsville street.

Po­lice were called to Flin­ders St at 5.47pm yes­ter­day to re­ports a man was un­con­scious af­ter be­ing at­tacked out­side Travel As­so­ci­ates.

Po­lice ar­rived to find no vic­tim at the scene and no trace of blood.

Re­gard­less, of­fi­cers be­gan scour­ing the streets and ques­tion­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic look­ing for what they de­scribed as an indige­nous man in a black T-shirt.

Travel As­so­ci­ates em­ploy­ees Hay­ley Wie­gaurd and Kerry Duscha wit­nessed the re­ported at­tack.

“(The vic­tim) got pushed to the ground, got up, got pushed to the ground again, got stomped on … I saw he had some­thing that that looked like a knife but I couldn’t be cer­tain,” Ms Wie­gaurd said yes­ter­day.

Ms Duscha said she saw one man at­tack the other in what ap­peared to be a stab­bing mo­tion but she wasn’t sure if an ac­tual stab­bing oc­curred.

The women said the in­ci­dent showed Flin­ders St needed a greater po­lice pres­ence.

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