POLICE are appealing for public assistance following the unlawful wounding of a man in Goodna overnight.
Initial investigations indicate the man was walking along the footpath of a St Ives shopping Centre on Smith St when a man walking towards him produced a knife and stabbed him in the back.
The offender ran off and the victim sought help from the staff inside the shopping centre.
The 35-year-old man received serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital.
Police are searching for a man described as being of Aboriginal appearance with a thin build aged in his 40s.
It is believed the men are not known to each other.
Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.