Man slashed across face during violent fight over “cattle ahead sign”

A knife-wielding man remains at large after allegedly slashing another man across the face during a violent confrontation over a “cattle ahead sign” at Mungindi.

Around 11.30am on Sunday, a 30-year-old drover was mustering cattle on Noondoo Mungindi Road, which is approximately 12 kilometres from the Queensland – New South Wales border, when he spotted a man attempting to remove the sign.

Police say the two men had a verbal altercation that quickly escalated into a physical fight, which saw the drover slashed in the cheek and forearm with a knife that the man had grabbed out of his nearby ute.


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He then drove off, while the drover was taken to Mungindi hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

His alleged attacker is described as Caucasian, aged around 40, approximately 185cm tall with a slim build, blue eyes, shoulder length sandy blonde hair, and wearing a red flannelette shirt and blue jeans.

He was last seen driving towards the Carnarvon Highway with his vehicle described as a late 1990s or early 2000s model, white Toyota Hilux single cab ute.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the above comfit image to come forward.

Police say the two men are not known to each other.

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