Griffith police are searching for a man who allegedly dragged a taxi driver from his vehicle on Saturday.
At 1.30pm on Saturday, April 10, a taxi driver attended an address to pick up passenger as they visited a number of locations around Griffith.
Police say the 70-year-old driver then took the man five kilometres to an address in Beelbangera.
The man asked the driver to take him to Lake Cargelligo, the driver refused as the journey would be too long and expensive, and asked the man to leave the taxi.
After he exited the taxi the man went around to the driver's side door and dragged the driver from the vehicle.
The taxi was later located abandoned at Naradhan between Lake Cargelligo and Rankin Springs and was towed to be forensically examined.
The driver suffered abrasions and was taken to Griffith Base Hospital.
Police investigations are continuing.
Elsewhere in Griffith, a 20-year-old Taiwanese man has been taken to hospital for surgery after being stabbed with a machete.
On April 11, two Taiwanese men had an altercation at a Griffith address.
One man, aged 30-years-old was invited to the address to play ping pong, while the 20-year-old man attended later to catch up with friends.
The 20-year-old man overhead comments made by the 30-year-old man and confronted him, before allegedly punching him.
The men where separated by their friends before the 30-year-old ran outside to retrieve a 50 centimetre machete from his vehicle.
The 30-year-old allegedly attempted to use the blade, still in its sheaf to intimidate the younger man, before the 20-year-old rushed at him with a ping pong bat.
The machete is believed to have punctured the sheath.
The 20-year-old was taken to Griffith Base Hospital with wounds to is head, neck and hands and was taken into emergency surgery. He remains in a stable condition.
The 30-year-old later presented himself to the Griffith police station and during an interview with officers made a number of admissions.
He was charged with reckless wounding and will face Griffith Local Court on April 15.
The machete was seized by police.
Police are also seeking witnesses to an incident in Hillston which left three men in hospital.
At 1am on April 10, a father and his two sons left the Hillston Ex-Servicemen's Club and went to the Tattersalls Hotel.
When they entered the hotel they were asked to leave because one of the man's sons was under 18-years-old.
As they walked up west on High Street, they were verbally abused by two patrons.
One of the man's sons punched the glass twice, shattering it.
The two men later confronted the family on High Street and allegedly attacked them.
All three family members were punched and kicked. A witness called the police.
The family then walked home and called an ambulance which took them to Griffith Base Hospital.
The father was taken to the Canberra Hospital suffering two fractures in his jaw and missing teeth, one son was taken to Wagga Base Hospital with fractured thumb while the other son was being treated for a swollen right cheek and a fracture at the base of his neck.
Police are examining CCTV footage as part of their investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Griffith police on 6969 4299.
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