Community party ends with brawl and stabbing

The Age, January 2007:

A YOUNG man was stabbed in the back after a brawl at a party involving 700 people in Keysborough early yesterday.

The 20-year-old Mulgrave man was taken to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition and later underwent surgery. The fight broke out just before 2am in the car park of the Springers Leisure Centre.

It is believed the gathering was a party following a Sudanese community beauty pageant in Dandenong ...

Officers collected a number of implements allegedly used as weapons, including baseball bats, golf clubs and garden stakes.

The victim's father told Channel Ten news that his son was the victim of gang attacks in the Sudanese community ...