CCTV Captures Confrontation and Stabbing Involving Two Groups of Individuals
The incident, which took place at approximately 2:45 pm on Sunday 27th of August, involved a confrontation between two groups of individuals and a subsequent stabbing. CCTV footage shows the alleged victim travelling in a blue hatchback along Tathra Road being pursued by a group of men driving a blue sedan.
Broad Daylight: Disturbing CCTV footage shows the attack.
The situation escalated rapidly as both vehicles made their way west along Tathra Road. The blue hatchback then returned chasing the sedan travelling east down Tathra Road. Appearing to have sustained significant damage to its front end, the hatchback continued chasing the sedan, culminating in a forceful collision from behind.
Upon coming to a stop, three men emerged from the blue sedan and began attacking the driver of the hatchback. The driver of the hatchback eventually exited the vehicle from the passenger side, yet the assault persisted. Disturbingly, a male from a white sedan who appeared to be connected to the incident also joined the attack. Armed with a baseball bat, the individual from the white sedan shattered the rear window of the hatchback and proceeded to strike the victim. Tragically, the altercation took a horrifying turn when one of the assailants produced a knife, stabbing the victim.
Following the attack, the assailants fled the scene in the damaged blue sedan, driving past the injured victim once more before escaping. Subsequently, a white sedan arrived at the scene, discharging two individuals who appeared to offer assistance to the injured victim.
The victim, a 22-year-old Tarneit man, was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening. Police are actively investigating the matter and have indicated that the parties involved are believed to be acquainted with one another. The motive behind the attack remains under investigation.
Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or possesses relevant information, including CCTV footage or dashcam recordings, to come forward. Information can be reported to Crimestoppers at 1800 333 000 or submitted confidentially online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.