Ambassador stabbing


A MAN stabbed in the back at a unit at The Ambassador complex was airlifted to Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday (10 April).

The 24-year-old fought a 44-year-old man at the apartment before the stabbing. His condition was later downgraded to critical after the fight at 3pm on the Tuesday afternoon.

Police called to the apartments found the stabbed man, 24, in the breezeway at The Ambassador, the site of a former hotel.

A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged later that day after himself ending up at Frankston Hospital’s emergency department for treatment for cuts and bruises, described as “minor” by police.

The two men “are known to each other”, Senior Sergeant Stephen McKenzie said.

The latest violence at The Ambassador units comes after an 18-year-old woman was slashed by a knife by a male acquaintance on Saturday 3 March in an unrelated incident.

In October last year a man wielding a chainsaw allegedly cut down the door of a unit at The Ambassador complex following a fistfight between two men on nearby Nepean Highway.

First published in the Frankston Times – 16 April 2018

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