Police Charge 28 Year OId Greenwich Man with Attempted Murder After Alleged Stabbing Incident at Lane Cove Last Week

    Article Updated: 11 October 2022

    Last week a 28-year-old man suffered multiple wounds to his face, chest and abdomen after an alleged stabbing at the corner of Pacific Highway and Gatacre Avenue Lane Cove.

    After the incident, North Shore Police Area Command detectives formed Strike Force Prosy.

    Strike Force Prosy Detectives 7 October 2022

    Search Warrant Executed – Greenwich

    Following extensive inquiries by Strike Force Prosy detectives, a search warrant was executed on a home on the Pacific Highway at Greenwich at about 3.40 pm yesterday (Sunday 9 October 2022).

    A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he was charged with one count of attempted murder after the alleged stabbing.

    A number of items were seized from the home and have been taken for forensic examination.

    He was refused bail and appeared at Hornsby Local Court on Monday, 10 October 2022.  He will remain in custody with the next court appearance on 14 December 2020.  Details of court appearance below.

    Date of Listing: 10 Oct 2022 before Magistrate M McGlynn at Local Court – Crime, Hornsby
    NORWOOD, DANIEL, Accused , Gooley , In Custody – For/With (Solicitor)
    NSW Police, Prosecuting Authority
    2022/00300744-001 /  Seq 1 – Actual offence – Attempt to murder by means other than in ss27-29-SI /  91297338
      This matter is listed for Brief Status (Committal) on 14 December 2022 9:00 AM before the Local Court – Crime at Hornsby. Bail Not Applied for – Refused (BNAFR)

    Estimated duration: 5 Minutes

    to attend via the audio visual link

      The Offender DANIEL NORWOOD has made no application for Bail. Bail is refused.


    28-Year-Old Man – Condition Status

    The 28-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds to his face, chest, and abdomen; he sought assistance from a nearby house before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital. The man underway surgery and remains in there in a serious but stable condition.

    The Police Media Unit advised the following to ITC:

    “We can confirm the men are NOT believed to have known each other before the incident.”

    Incident Location

    The Police Media Unit is still referring to this incident as taking place in Artarmon – the Pacific Highway is on the border between Lane Cove and Artarmon.  The 99 Bikes Store side is Lane Cove and the Car Dealerships side is Artamon.  The incident took place on the corner of Gatacre Avenue and Pacific Highway Lane Cove.

    Background Information

    As reported by ITC on 7th October 2022.

    A 28-year-old man was approached by an unknown male at the top of Gatacre Avenue near the Pacific Highway Lane Cove at around 10.30 pm on Thursday, 6 October 2022.

    The unknown male allegedly threatened the 28-year-old while demanding cash.

    The man refused and was allegedly stabbed a number of times in the abdomen before the assailant fled.

    Just after 10.30 pm, emergency services were called.  The North Shore Police Area Command attended and located the injured man and established a crime scene.  The crime scene extended to just past the old Country Comfort Inn.

    NSW Ambulance told ITC they arrived at 10.40 pm before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition; his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

    NSW Police started a man-hunt, and Polair was involved in the search but it was called off without a result . Residents heard numerous police sirens between 10.30 pm and 11.30 pm on Thursday, 6 October 2022.

    Suspicious Activities

    The following comment was posted on our Instagram Page.

    “We’re across from the Honda dealership on the pacific highway, and we had someone break into our unit building two nights ago, ransacking our cars in our gated car park and then going up our fire escape and even tried to get into one of the apartments but luckily failed. Then we had another resident in our building who was followed home yesterday but fortunately my roommate who’s male arrived the same time as she was walking down on his motorbike. She was very on edge and took a video of him I think, I wonder if it’s all connected. Very scary stuff happening within our community within a very short amount of time.”

    At this stage, ITC has no information that the two incidents are connected.