A YOUTH was stabbed as he walked along a foreshore path off Beach Rd, Mentone, 10pm, Saturday 11 March.
The 17-year-old, of Chelsea Heights, was with a friend when he was punched in the face by an unknown assailant and then felt what he thought was a push in the back. Soon afterwards he felt a “warm sensation and pain to his left shoulder”. When he saw that his jumper was covered in blood he realised he had been stabbed.
While his friend ran to fetch the others further along the path, the victim ran towards Beach Rd and waived down a passing motorist while calling 000 on his mobile phone.
The motorist stayed with the injured youth until police and ambulance officers arrived. He said he did not see his attacker, who came up from behind and ran off in the opposite direction. Staff at The Alfred hospital found a 1.5cm stab wound to the youth’s left shoulder.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.