Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a man, 20, at a Cobram service station on Thursday night.RIAHN SMITH January 4, 2014 6:12am
Crime scene: Homicide Squad detectives were called to a Cobram service station after a man was stabbed to death.
Police have described the stabbing death of a Cobram man on Thursday night as an act of needless and senseless violence.
Hayden Atkinson-Thring, 20, was killed during a violent altercation at Caltex Service Station on the corner of Murray Valley Hwy and Station St in Cobram about 10.30
Homicide Squad detectives were called to the scene after efforts by witnesses and emergency services to revive him were unsuccessful.
Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O’Connell yesterday said what started as a verbal argument soon intensified into a physical conflict.
‘‘That incident involved two groups of predominantly males, with those males becoming involved in a verbal altercation that escalated into a physical confrontation between two particular males, one from each group,’’ Det Sen Sgt O’Connell said.
‘‘As a result of that, a 20-year-old Cobram male sustained a fatal injury and was pronounced deceased at the scene.’’
Det Sen Sgt O’Connell said the two groups consisted of up to 20 people, but said police had not established whether the meeting was pre-arranged or random.
‘‘There were quite a number of people present, the majority remained at the scene until police and ambulance attended,’’ he said.
‘‘Two males left the scene prior to police attendance. Those two males left in a late model silver Commodore sedan.’’
He said police established a crime scene and did line searches throughout cordoned-off sections of road in search of evidence.
Police were yesterday questioning two Goulburn Valley men about the incident.
Officers arrested a Cobram man, 27, at Broadmeadows Police Station shortly before 10
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