Attackers bragged of stabbing
A 23-year old Birch Cliff man was stabbed multiple times with a broken beer bottle last night and is recovering in hospital from what police say are serious but non life-threatening injuries.
The attack took place at 3:30am on Saturday on Birchcliff Avenue south of Kingston Road.
Attackers bragged about stabbing
According to eyewitnesses, the victim was stabbed by teenagers, who looked about 18-20 years old, and bragged about the attack as they walked away from the victim.
A witness who has asked not to be identified said: “I just remember one saying ‘Wow, we just stabbed a guy like six times!’”
“They were proud. They were really happy with what they did. They had no remorse. They didn’t really care at all. They were more happy than anything,” the witness said.
Victim lying in pools of blood
The witness said he and three friends were on their way home from the Beaches Jazz Festival when they heard a commotion on Birchcliff Avenue and went to investigate.
They found the victim lying in several pools of blood next to his house, with his girfriend beside him trying to help.
“She was covered in blood trying to help him. He was just pouring out blood from each side, two on the right and one on the left . I was applying pressure to the wounds with a T-shirt and I just called the ambulance, called 911,” the witness said.
Victim didn’t know attackers
The witness said the victim was unable to tell him what happened because he was “huffing and panting and fading in and out”.
He did manage to say that he didn’t know his attackers.
The witness described the victim and his girlfriend as the “least intimidating people ever” and said he can’t imagine why anyone would start a problem with them:
“He’s a quiet guy. He has a girfriend. He’s a pretty content guy. He just does his own thing. I don’t know if it was just a case of wrong place
wrong time, or something that might have transpired someplace else and they followed him back.”
Birchcliff Avenue, south of Kingston Road is a pretty, dead-end street on the Scarborough Bluffs, but there is no access to the Bluffs.
“I was shocked to come out this morning and see police tape,” one neighbour said. “It’s a shock, you don’t expect to see this in your neighbourhood. It’s frightening. Not much regard for life, it seems.”
The witness said he’s never seen the suspects before and they didn’t look like they were from Birch Cliff.
Police say no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.