Hunt after men stabbed in brawl over turning off lights

TWO men were stabbed during a confrontation between two groups at Granville last Tuesday night.

About 8.45pm, two men were parked in a van in Elizabeth Street and met with two other men on motorised scooters. The group had been in the area for about an hour when two men, aged 35 and 33, who lived nearby approached the group and asked them to turn off the vehicles’ lights.
Police have been told a fight broke out between the two groups and a man from one of the vehicles produced a knife.
The older man was stabbed in the stomach and leg and the younger man was stabbed in the arm and chin. The men fled the scene.
The injured men were treated before being transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000 or

Attack with crowbar
A MAN was attacked with a screwdriver and crowbar during a robbery at Guildford.
Last Wednesday about 8.45pm a 21-year-old man parked his Toyota Corolla on Davidson Road, near Robertson Street, when a group of up to eight males – all dressed in black clothing – forced him to the ground as he exited his vehicle.
He was stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver and hit across the legs with a crowbar, before the group stole his wallet and fled.
The injured man was able to return to his car and drove to a home on Highfield Road, before emergency services were contacted. He was taken to hospital suffering a punctured lung.
Cumberland Police are investigating.

L-plater’s speed flee
AN unaccompanied learner driver has been charged after he allegedly reached speeds up to 190kmh while being pursued by police last Tuesday afternoon.
About 1.45pm, Strike Force Raptor were conducting proactive patrols along the M4 Motorway at Granville, when they attempted to stop the driver of a white Mercedes AMG.
It will be alleged the driver accelerated from police, reaching speeds of 190km/hr in a signposted 90km/hr zone, before stopping in traffic at the intersection of the Great Western Highway at May Hills, where the 24-year-old driver was arrested.
The car and a mobile phone were seized.
The Baulkham Hills man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, learner not accompanied by driver/police officer/tester and learner driver not display “L” plates as prescribed.
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

Teen assaults officer
A TEENAGER has been charged with a number of offences after allegedly leading police on a chase through Auburn last Monday night.
Police were patrolling in Auburn when they allegedly spotted a white Mitsubishi Lancer on the wrong side of the road on Vaughan Street and tried to pull it over.
The officers gave chase after the car allegedly failed to stop, catching up with the driver when he stopped at a home on Auburn Road, however when they tried to arrest him, he allegedly became aggressive and a male acting inspector was injured.
The 19-year-old man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.