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Fundraiser launched for Langford man stabbed by teens at gas station

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Stopped at a gas station, 30-year-old Lorne Eldridge was viciously attacked last week and needs financial help to make ends meet.

On Friday, October 14th, Edridge was stabbed by a group of intoxicated teens at a gas station in Langford.

Elridge and his friend Zach Evans were on their way home from a friend’s birthday party when they stopped at an Esso in Langford to gas up their vehicle. 

The group of youths attacked the two friends, beating Eldridge over the head with a metal pipe and stabbing him in the abdomen with what Evans claims was a kitchen knife. 

The attack left Eldridge with a punctured lung and several other non-life threatening injuries.

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Two teens wanted after stabbing stranger in Langford: West Shore RCMP 

Evans has since started a GoFundMe page for his friend while he recovers in the hospital as he is out of work and his wife has had to step away from her job to care for the families young children. 

Eldridge is the father of 4-year-old twins, a 2-year-old and a 1-year old. 

Evans says the fundraising campaign is meant to ease any stress that comes along with his friend’s healing process, doctors appointments and general needs to help support him and his family while he is unable to work.

The fundraiser page launched this Friday and has a modest goal of $3,000.

Evans also wants to co-ordinate a way that people can donate gift cards for groceries and other necessities so the family won’t have to stress about finances during Eldridge’s recovery.

Evans specified that he’d like donations to be sent to him and he will ensure the family receives them.

On Thursday, the West Shore RCMP released photos of two of the teenagers who were believed responsible for the stabbing. 

Since then the teens have been identified and police are continuing their investigation.

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Curtis Blandy
curtis@victoriabuzz.com

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