Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

The mayor of Hawkesbury City Council has been stabbed during a terrifying home invasion at his home near Windsor.

Patrick Conolly was attacked when up to six intruders broke into his Bligh Park home at about 12.45am on Monday.

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The 32-year-old was hospitalized after being stabbed in his arm.

His wife and four children were inside at the time but were unharmed.

Patrick Conolly was attacked when up to six intruders broke into his Bligh Park home at about 12.45am on Monday.
Patrick Conolly was attacked when up to six intruders broke into his Bligh Park home at about 12.45am on Monday. Credit: Hawkesbury City Council

NSW Police said the attackers then fled in the family’s car.

“Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the arm after a reported home invasion near Windsor this morning,” a spokesperson said.

Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command were called to a Porpoise Cres in Bligh Park about 12.45am on Monday in response to reports several men had forced their way into the home.

Police found a 32-year-old man with a stab wound to his left upper arm. He was treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

“Police have been told between five to six men forced their way into the home and threatened the male occupant, before he was stabbed.

“The men then left the scene in the family’s white Skoda with a few personal items.

“Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to contact NSW Police or Crimestoppers.”

Conolly was re-elected unopposed as mayor earlier in January following the Local Government Elections held in December 2021.

“As Mayor, I intend to continue to build on the great work this Council has achieved during my previous term,” Mayor Conolly said.

“My priority will be continuing to make Council an organization that is focused on its customers, our rate payers and residents. I’ve always believed that Council is first and foremost a service provider.

“Our job is to make sure we’re delivering the services that people want and that we’re delivering them to a good quality, and that we’re doing our best to make the Hawkesbury a great place to live and work,” he said.

“Congratulations to our new and re-elected Councilors, I look forward to working with you all.”

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