ONE man was stabbed during the attempted robbery of a service station in Western Sydney this morning.

Police were called to a Seven-Eleven store on the Great Western Highway at Kingswood about 3.30am, to find a man with multiple stab wounds to his hands.

The offender had fled the scene before officers arrived, leaving a trail of destruction behind.

What appeared to be a kitchen knife lay amid signs of a struggle.

A car parked at the service station was also spattered with blood. Picture: Chris McKeen

A car parked at the service station was also spattered with blood. Picture: Chris McKeen

The front door to the store was spattered with blood and knocked off its hinges.

A white Holden Commodore sedan, belonging to a person who witnessed the incident, was also flecked with blood.

A police spokesman confirmed officers were investigating the incident.

“About 3.30am emergency services called following reports of an armed robbery,” the spokesman said.

The knife was left on the ground outside the store after the offender fled. Picture: Chri

The knife was left on the ground outside the store after the offender fled. Picture: Chris McKeen

“They found a person, believed to be the attendant, suffering from lacerations to hand following an altercation.

“A crime scene has been established.”

The injured man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Nepean Hospital in a stable condition.

He was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Extracted in full from the Daily Telegraph.