The victim’s BMW was found at the boat ramp on Fergusson Street in Casino.
The victim’s BMW was found at the boat ramp on Fergusson Street in Casino. Cathy Adams

Bashing victim left for dead

THREE people are under investigation for attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man, breaking his jaw and leaving him for dead on the edge of the Border Ranges National Park.

The 21-year-old victim survived after staggering three kilometres to a farmhouse in spite of six stab wounds he received in the attack.

He was rolled over an embankment and allegedly left for dead on the Lions Road at Cougal, near the Queensland border, less than 20 kilometres west of Tyalgum, on Friday afternoon.

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man, 19-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl, all from Casino, in relation to the incident. They were charged with wounding with intent to murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and take and drive conveyance.

At Lismore Local Court yesterday only the 17-year-old was granted conditional bail.

The alleged attackers left the scene in the victim’s car, a white BMW, then dumped it at Casino, where it was later found by police and taken for forensic investigation.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command have been conducting inquiries into the incident and 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.

According to police, the victim the victim was stabbed and kicked before being rolled over the embankment at Cougal.

The alleged attackers then left the scene.

“He managed to stagger to a farmhouse some three kilometres away to raise the alarm,” police said in a statement.

“He was then driven across the border to Rathdowney Police Station and transferred to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.”

A hospital spokeswoman yesterday said the man was released over the weekend.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Lismore detectives on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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