Police investigating wounding at Hermit Park

Police are investigating after a taxi driver was seriously assaulted at Hermit Park this morning.

Emergency services were called to Carr Street around 3:20am following reports the male driver had sustained a stab wound after a man armed with a bladed weapon attempted to rob him.

The driver reversed away and the offender fled the scene.

The injured man alerted police to the incident.

Upon arrival, officers located a 69-year-old man with serious injuries.

He was transported to the Townsville University Hospital.

A crime scene has been declared at Carr Street, and investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have dashcam in the area around the time of the wounding to make contact.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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