Two treated for knife wounds in Sale

POLICE are investigating after two men were allegedly slashed by a knife during an incident early Sunday morning.

Police were called to Lions Park off McLachlan St in Sale between 3am and 4am, where a man was allegedly chasing a 13-year-old riding a moped.

When bystanders tried to step in to defend the boy, the man allegedly threatened he had a knife, and sliced a bystander’s face.

A witness told the Gippsland Times he feared for his life, and was attempting to jump a fence to get away when his arm was slashed open by the knife-wielding offender.

The victims were taken by ambulance to Sale hospital, where they were treated for their wounds.

A Sale man received more than 10 stitches in his arm, and another was treated for facial injuries.

Police have spoken to one person in relation to the incident.

People with information should phone Sale police on 5142 2200 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.