At 2:55 this morning HRP Patrol members responded to a call of a male having possibly been stabbed on Ochterloney Street near its intersection with Prince Albert Road. Responding members found a 47-year-old man suffering from a significant laceration to his hand. The man indicated he had been assaulted by a group of males not known to him who had approached him in the street. A knife was introduced during the altercation and the victim suffered the injury to his hand. A number of Patrol units responded and a short time later five teenage males were arrested as they exited a nearby wooded area. As a result of investigation by Patrol, Forensic Identification and the General Investigative Units, two of the males, both 17, face a charge of Aggravated Assault. Bail Hearings will be held for each of them this evening. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not life-threatening. Three of the males arrested were released without charge during the course of the investigation.
Source: Media Release