Police are investigating two recent but unrelated stabbings in Bendigo, one of which left the victim "very lucky to be alive".
On Wednesday, July 22, a 29-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in the neck, face, head and arm after he got into a vehicle at a car wash in Condon Street, Kennington about 9.40am.
Detective Sergeant Steve Rainey, from Bendigo's Crime Investigation Unit, said it was believed the man was attacked in the car.
The man was dropped a short distance away in Lowndes Street, and was then taken to hospital.
"He's sustained some fairly serious injuries, and probably very lucky to be alive," Detective Sergeant Rainey said.
"Serious puncture wounds to the face and the neck... and a significant cut to the top of his head, as well as a stab wound in the arm."
The victim had gotten into a red Holden station wagon bearing South Australian plates.
Detective Sergeant Rainey said it was believed the victim and his attacker were probably known to each other.
Then on Tuesday morning, about 10am, a 51-year-old worker at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds was driving a tractor at the back of the site, near the stables, when he noticed a man lying on the ground.
"As he's approached that young man and tried to offer some assistance to him, [the young man] has jumped up, become aggressive and struck out at the Good Samaritan trying to assist him," Detective Sergeant Rainey said.
"He just thought he'd got punched, and it was after he'd run he realised that he'd actually got a small puncture wound, from a stab.
"Not a serious injury, it's a minor injury, as far as a stabbing wound would go, but still a very significant incident that happened."
The attacker was seen running from the rear of the showgrounds, near the Long Gully Trail, towards Holdsworth Road.
He was described as being Caucasian, aged in his 20s and about 177 centimetres tall. He was wearing a black cap, a black hoodie and a grey face mask.
Police hope anyone with information about either of the two incidents will come forward.
Detective Sergeant Rainey said police would be very interested to speak to anybody who could provide information about who was in the station wagon involved in the first incident.
Police also ask that anyone with dash cam footage or CCTV footage from the areas where the two incidents took place to come forward.
People with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at online.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following two separate stabbing incidents the Bendigo area in the past week.
Police are investigating following an incident at the Bendigo showgrounds yesterday.
Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit investigators have been told a staff member observed an unknown man lying on the ground and approached to make sure he was alright about 10am on 28 July.
The unknown man jumped up and stabbed the victim.
He was last seen running from the rear of the showgrounds west near the Long Gully trail towards Holdsworth Road.
The victim, a 51-year-old North Bendigo man, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The offender was perceived to be Caucasian, aged in his 20's, approximately 177cm tall and was wearing a black flat top cap, black hooded top and a grey coloured material facemask.
Detectives are also investigating a separate incident where a man was dropped at a Bendigo hospital last week.
Investigators have been told a 29-year-old man was dropped at the hospital with injuries to his head and face about 9.50am on 22 July.
Police believe the man received his injuries following an altercation between known parties in Kennington earlier in the morning and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Investigators are keen to identify the driver of a red station wagon that the victim was seen getting into in the Kennington area.
Detectives do not believe the incidents are linked.
Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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