The Jakarta Globe and The West Australian reports that a 40-year-old Australian man suffered serious injuries requiring surgery and hospitalization after he was attacked by two men caught in the act of robbing his rented villa in Canggu.
Paul Gill, who works as a luxury boat ship’s Captain, suffered wounds to his neck, shoulder and face when he surprised and fought with two thieves in his rented Canggu villa in the early hours of Friday, January 4, 2013.
Gill, his wife Jacqui, the Gill’s two young daughters, and another Perth family of four at the time of the attack occupied the four-bedroom villa.
Gill is reported to be a fit surfer and martial arts enthusiast. In the ensuing altercation, Gill reportedly threw one of the robbers through a window before being attacked by the second man who savaged him with a knife.
Following surgery for multiple knife wounds at the BIMC Hospital in Bali, Gill is reported to be in stable condition.
The two assailants reportedly made good their escape form the villa.
Police continue to investigate the case and interview a number of witnesses.
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