Brett Greenheld shows the wounds he received after being
attacked and stabbed in Kaikorai Valley on Friday night.
Photo by Linda Robertson.
A Mosgiel man is struggling to sleep after being beaten
and stabbed in Kaikorai Valley, Dunedin, on Friday night.
''I can't sleep. I wake up every half an hour with flashbacks
of what happened,'' Brett Greenheld says.
About 7pm, the 21-year-old walked out of a Kaikorai Valley
lock-up he and his friends use as a car workshop and found
three men waiting for him.
''I got held down, kicked, punched and stabbed,'' he said.
''I was stabbed twice in the chest and once in the top of the
head and cut all over the face.
''I thought I was going to die.''
He needed 17 stitches as a result of the wounds, which were
caused by what he thought was a box-cutter.
''My whole face was covered in blood,'' he said.
''It was pouring out of my head.
''When I ran back back into the workshop, I half-covered the
floor [in blood].''
The attackers ran away and he was able to call a friend, who
Since the attack, Mr Greenheld said he had been frightened
about returning to the scene.
''Every time I go down to the workshop I get the shakes,'' he
He did not know the attackers but was able to get a close
look at them.
''Two were Maori with quite solid builds, with black hoodies
on ... and there was one white skinny guy.''
He thought the attack might be personal but ''I don't have a
grudge against anyone and they don't have a grudge against
''I haven't done anything to anyone.''
They did not speak during the attack but laughed as they ran
Sergeant Dean Pearce, of Dunedin, said police were reviewing
security camera footage of the incident and called for any
information the public might have.
It was ''quite a nasty assault'', he said.
Mr Greenheld was in a lot of pain after the attack and
''still very sore''.
Anyone with information about the attack can contact Dunedin
police on (03) 471-4800 or anonymously on 0800 555-111.