A man is in hospital and his friend bruised and battered after a night out in Sydney’s west ended in violence.
The pair claim they were attacked by strangers with a knife in Granville before the offenders fled the scene.
Scott Hardman, 33, is in hospital with head wounds after the pair were allegedly attacked.
The friends had been drinking at The Royal Hotel and say when they went to leave, two men outside became aggressive before launching at them with a knife.
“Out of no where they walk up and they go let’s fight…pulled out a weapon,” victim Chris Wilson told 9News.
Mr Wilson claims his friend was stabbed twice in the head and bleeding a lot when the alleged offenders ran off.
Late yesterday afternoon, one 26-year-old man was arrested while his alleged accomplice remains on the run.
The incident comes as NSW Police crackdown on knife related crime across Sydney.
A two day operation resulting in 195 people being charged and 36 knives seized.