Muslim school director 'brutally stabbed'
Muslim Ladies College of Australia director Anwar Sayed, currently facing trial for allegedly fraudulently obtaining "up to $752,000" in government grants by overstating students numbers yesterday claimed to have received written and telephone death threats. Just coincidentally (wink, wink; nudge, nudge) today Mark Trowell, QC, told the judge his client was unable to attend court as he had been "brutally stabbed in the chest and face.''
This was later revised to a claim Mr Sayed had been "slashed'' rather than stabbed.
Here's the latest version:
Police said they did not believe a weapon was used in the attack and Murdoch detectives were investigating what they described as a "minor assault between motorists".
Next we'll be told that Mr Sayed broke a nail while donning the seat-belt in his Mercedes.