Blackfen stabbing: women saved his life

Blackfen stabbing victim’s mum wants to thank women who saved his life

On 22 June News Shopper online reported: The mother of a man who was stabbed in the chest in Blackfen on Friday night is appealing for the good Samaritans who saved her son’s life to come forward so she can say thanks.

Vehicle technician Charlie Finch, 21, from Footscray, was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after the attack near Wellington Parade at around 9.30pm on June 19. Two women in a nearby Chinese restaurant spotted the injured Charlie and brought him inside where they called an ambulance.

Charlie’s mum Sue, 58, said her son is doing “OK” in hospital and now wants to thank those women who may have save his life. She told News Shopper: “I spoke to the ambulance people and she said it was really, really important because they stemmed the bleeding. They knew exactly what to do, thank god.” She added: “I do district nursing myself so I know how important it is for people to be first aid aware. Being first on the scene, it’s up to you. You don’t know, someone else might have come forward but they did do it.”

Mrs Finch said she hopes the good Samaritans will come forward so she can thank them in person. She said: “I don’t want them to walk away and think ‘we did something for that boy and we never heard anything else about it’.”

Two men were arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in connection with the incident and taken to a south London police station for questioning.


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