Man critical after bus terminal stabbing

  • Stabbing at the bus terminal (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Stabbing at the bus terminal (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

A man is fighting for his life after a fight broke out at the Hamilton bus terminal yesterday.

Two men were seen fighting with a rock and a pair of scissors.

One man suffered neck and head injuries that police said appeared to be life-threatening. The other is being treated in hospital for head injuries.

A terrified eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said: “One of the guys’ noses was hanging off.

“One of the guys’ faces was completely mashed.”

The woman said that the fight started near the Church Street end of the terminal at about 11.40am.

She was not sure what sparked the confrontation.

She said one of the men involved was armed with scissors, but that she did not see a second weapon.

The woman added: “One guy was saying ‘you want to mess with me?’”

She called police to report the incident.

The woman added: “I said ‘please come quick, because there’s a bad, bad fight here’.”

She yelled at the men in an attempt to stop the fight as bystanders told her to keep back.

Police taped off bays 8 to 11 at the terminal around noon.

Spots of blood were visible on the pavement.

The woman added: “I feel sick. I’m still shaking. His face is in my mind.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact CID on 295-0011.

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