Elderly man has throat slit

AN ELDERLY man is in hospital after his throat was slit by a man he invited over to help him fix a camper van, police said.

Police could not confirm if there was a reason behind the attack on the 68-year-old victim, which happened at a residence on Loynes St, Brassall about 6.20pm on Friday.

Initial investigations suggested the 36-year-old offender went to the victim's address to discuss fixing the camper van.

As the pair went out to the backyard the younger man allegedly produced a butcher's knife and slit the older man's throat.

The man was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.

The knife had narrowly missed any main arteries and his trachea and surgeons stitched up the man's wound late on Friday night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Gary Dixon said investigations were continuing as to what led to the attack.

"The victim went out to the camper van with the other man who suddenly went crazy and produced a butcher's knife or a meatworkers knife," Det Snr Sgt Dixon said.

"The offender cut the victim's throat with a knife and the victim has attempted to defend himself so got defensive wounds on his hands.

"We are still investigating to determine what is behind the attack."

The 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Ipswich watchhouse where he was charged with attempted murder.

He faced Ipswich Magistrates Court on Saturday morning and was remanded to reappear on August 16.

He can only apply for bail in the Supreme Court in Brisbane.

 

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.



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