Police investigate two stabbings


By Luke Voogt

Police are investigating two separate stabbings in the Geelong area that occurred less than a week apart.

A man sustained stab wounds in a serious assault at Bonang Court, Corio, about 7.20pm on Wednesday night, according to police.

Police attended the address shortly after and paramedics took the man to Geelong hospital with multiple injuries in a serious but stable condition, Ambulance Victoria confirmed.

The man was discharged from hospital early this morning.

Detectives are continuing their investigation of the incident, a police spokesperson said.

Police are also continuing to investigate the stabbing of a 16-year-old Point Lonsdale boy on New Year’s Eve at Ocean Grove.

According to police the victim was in the vicinity of the beach shower facilities near Bonnyvale Road when a group of males approached him about 10pm.

A verbal altercation took place and the teenager was then stabbed to the upper body. Paramedics took him to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The offenders fled on foot and police arrested a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man nearby.

Investigators interviewed the males, both from Geelong, before releasing them “pending further enquiries”, a police spokesperson said.

Police had yet to identify any other suspects this afternoon, the spokesperson said.

They urged anyone who witnessed either incident or with any information to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au