Police are looking for the driver of a 2001 silver Mazda 626 sedan similar to this one.
Police are looking for the driver of a 2001 silver Mazda 626 sedan similar to this one.

Stab driver still at large

POLICE are still on the hunt for the person who stabbed a man 27 times and locked him in the boot of a car.

The 62-year-old stab victim remained in hospital yesterday in a serious but stable condition, while police searched for his 41-year-old attacker.

The incident occurred near Uki on Saturday night when the men were travel

ling in a silver Mazda 626 sedan on Kyogle Rd between Murwillumbah and Uki. The stabbing victim became involved in an altercation with the driver about 11.30pm DST.

Police said the younger man stopped the vehicle and punched his passenger in the face before stabbing him with a knife in the upper body.

The victim tried to flee the scene, but was forced into the boot of the Mazda.

Despite his stab wounds the injured man was able to escape.

Tweed/Byron LAC crime manager, Acting Inspector Laurie Moroney, said police were continuing the search.

“We are also still asking for people who have knowledge of the incident to contact us,” Acting Insp Moroney said.

The attacker is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 190cm tall, medium build with black short hair and heavily tattooed arms and legs.

Residents with information are asked to contact Tweed Heads police on (07) 5536 0999 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (07) 5536 0999      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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