Wayne Greenhalgh was left with a punctured lung, deep cuts to his fingers and arms and permanent damage to both hands when he was allegedly stabbed in Minto by a 22-year-old man who has since been charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder.
Wayne Greenhalgh was left with a punctured lung, deep cuts to his fingers and arms and permanent damage to both hands when he was allegedly stabbed in Minto by a 22-year-old man who has since been charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder.

'Don't hate Muslims', says man targeted in attack

A GRANDFATHER who survived an alleged terror attack in Sydney last weekend has pleaded with all Australians to not turn on Muslim people.

"Please don't go out hurting any Muslim people," Wayne Greenhalgh told A Current Affair last night.

"They're good people."

Mr Greenhalgh was left with a punctured lung, deep cuts to his fingers and arms and permanent damage to both hands during the alleged knife attack in Minto by a 22-year-old man who has since been charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder.

The former carpenter spent 10 hours on the operating table as surgeons tried to fix his right arm.

The 57-year-old required a six-litre transfusion of blood.

"My arms were squirting blood out," Mr Greenhalgh said.

"They went down because I had nothing left in my arms and that's when I, for the first time in my life, turned my back and ran," he said.

"I remember yelling out to him (a neighbour), 'Tell my wife and my two daughters, ring them please and let them know, just in case I pass away'.

"Because family's everything. That's all I'm worried about.

"I closed my eyes and, I'm not going to lie, because I don't ever lie, I closed my eyes and I said to myself, 'I'm going now'." - ARM NEWSDESK


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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