Three people will face court today charged with the attempted murder of a man at Cougal, on the New South Wales/Queensland border.
A 21-year-old man was stabbed and kicked in an attack at a lookout on Lions Road, Cougal, on Friday afternoon (9 April). His attackers then dragged him several metres and rolled him over an embankment before leaving the scene in his car.
The victim managed to stagger to a farmhouse some three kilometres away to raise the alarm.
He was then driven across the border to Rathdowney Police Station and has since been transferred to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandria Hospital for treatment of six stab wounds and a broken jaw.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command have been conducting inquiries into the incident and yesterday arrested a 20-year-old man, 19-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl.
The trio was subsequently charged with wound with intent to murder, wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and take and drive conveyance, and refused bail to appear in Lismore Local Court today.
The victim’s car, which was found abandoned at a park in Casino, has been seized for forensic examination.
Police are appealing for two men and two women aged in their 60s to come forward to assist police with their inquiries.
It’s believed they were travelling from Queensland to Kyogle and spoke with the victim at the Lions Road lookout between 9pm and 11pm.
The group or anyone else with information about the incident is urged to contact Lismore detectives on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.