An Indian-origin Uber driver was repeatedly stabbed in Perth on Thursday night.
A 40-year-old man was stabbed on Thursday night in Forrestfield, leaving him with serious but non life threatening injuries.
The driver had just finished his shift and was having a takeaway meal near a MacDonald’s when he was attacked with a knife.
Police say around 11 pm, the victim, a 40-year-old man, was in white Mitsubishi Outlander in the car park situated at a shopping precinct on Hale Road, when a man approached him and attempted to take his vehicle.
“The man attempted to remove the victim from the vehicle and the victim became involved in a physical struggle with the man. Members of the public came to the victim’s assistance, and the man ran off. At the time, the man was in possession of a bladed weapon,” said the police in a statement.
The Uber driver was taken to the Royal Perth Hospital with non life threatening injuries. His condition is reportedly stable right now.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have dash-cam or CCTV footage of the area around 11pm to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au