Thornville: farmer (61) critical after attack by intruders

2010-05-01 00:00

A FARMER was stabbed several times when two men broke into his farm in the Thornville area, which lies about 16 km south of Pietermaritzburg, on Thursday night.

Anthony Withey (61) was taken to a hospital in Pietermaritzburg in a critical condition after he was attacked at his Oklahoma farm at about 10 pm.

The police said that based on available evidence, they believe the motive for the farm attack was robbery. Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said after assaulting and wounding Withey, the intruders ransacked his house.

“Initial investigations at the scene have established that Withey was asleep when he was awoken by two unknown men standing next to his bed.

“One of the men produced a knife and subsequently stabbed Withey on his arm and back and thereafter demanded money from him,” said Zwane.

Zwane said the men robbed Withey of R3 000, a .38 special revolver and a wristwatch. He said they then fled on foot.

Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said paramedics had established that Withey managed to press a panic button, which was next to his bed.

“He sustained facial trauma from a blunt object and three stab wounds to his arms and back,” said Wicks.

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