A police investigation is underway, and charges have been laid following an incident in a Burleigh Heads public bathroom on Monday morning.
It is alleged that at approximately 5:40am on Monday morning the 43-year-old victim has entered into a stall in the public bathroom. He is alleged to have been followed into the stall by a 31-year-old male.
The victim and alleged attacker and not known to each other and it is alleged that the attacker has followed the victim from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads on the tram and bus. The victim has noticed an unknown to him male paying him undue attention. The victim was alleged suspicious of his attacker when he noticed he was following him after he got off the bus.
The younger male is alleged to have stabbed the victim in the head from behind and has slashed the victim with a knife. It is reported that he was confronted by passersby after a blood curdling scream was heard from the bathroom and other males entered the bathroom facilities to ascertain what happened and stepped in to stop the attack.
The 31-year-old fled the scene and was later apprehended by Police in Palm Beach and arrested in relation to the assault. He had been followed by passersby after the attack to ascertain where he was fleeing to.
He has been charged with attempted murder. He appeared before the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday in relation to the charge.
The victim was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition with injuries to both his head and hand. He is reported to still be in a serious but stable condition.
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