Knife assault in Emu Park
A BLOOD-stained picnic table was the only visible sign yesterday of an assault in Emu Park on Tuesday night.
Officer-in-charge of Emu Park Police Sergeant Artie Perry said a 34-year-old man got a slash wound to the face from a knife during a fight about 8.30pm in Bell Park.
Sergeant Perry said about five people had been drinking together in the park when a confrontation erupted between two of them.
“It just got out of hand,” Sergeant Perry said.
One man received severe facial wounds to the lower lip and chin, but managed to make his way home where a relative called for an ambulance.
The other man received cuts to his hand during the fight.
The two men, both short-term residents of Emu Park, were treated at Yeppoon Hospital and both received stitches.
Yeppoon CIB Senior Constable Alex Nezic said a 51-year-old man had been charged yesterday afternoon with unlawful wounding and unlawful possession of a knife in a public place.
He will appear in Yeppoon Magistrates Court on February 5.
Senior Constable Nezic said the incident was about two associates falling out, and was not a random attack.
Police are interviewing witnesses but ask anyone else who may have seen the incident to contact Yeppoon Police on 4939 0000.