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Melbourne pensioner nearly killed by neighbour over dispute about washing machine

A pensioner was nearly killed when her neighbour brutally stabbed her in the neck over a dispute about a communal washing machine.

Annick Henenberg, 65, still bears the scars from the unprovoked attack by her neighbour Brett Vaisey, 56, at their public housing block in Melbourne‘s bayside suburbs on Australia Day last year.

Chilling footage captured the moment Vaisey, armed with a kitchen knife, ran at Ms Henenberg and the haunting screams and cries for help that followed.

The pensioner suffered a huge slash to her stomach as well as a 10cm deep cut to her neck – but miraculously survived.   

Ms Henenberg recorded the horrific moment on her phone with disturbing audio hearing Vaisey utter the words ‘die, die’.

Annick Henenberg, 65, was nearly killed when she was attacked by her neighbour Brett Vaisey, 56, at their public housing block in Melbourne's bayside suburbs on Australia Day last year

Annick Henenberg, 65, was nearly killed when she was attacked by her neighbour Brett Vaisey, 56, at their public housing block in Melbourne's bayside suburbs on Australia Day last year

Annick Henenberg, 65, was nearly killed when she was attacked by her neighbour Brett Vaisey, 56, at their public housing block in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs on Australia Day last year

‘I saw him coming with the knife and I thought he’s not going to do it,’ Ms Henenberg told A Current Affair. 

She claimed the altercation began because her neighbour was so bothered by the sound of her laundry in the washing machine that he turned it off several times.

When the 65-year-old confronted him, she decided to start recording on her phone in fear she would be attacked.

After speaking to Vaisey, Ms Henenberg started walking back to her unit.

Alarming footage then shows her neighbour quickly run up behind her while holding a knife.

Instead, Vaisey turns and leaves but moments later he returns and begins to violently slash the helpless pensioner.

Her desperate cries for help are heard while Vaisey mutters the words ‘piece of s**t die’.

The pensioner suffered a huge slash to her stomach as well as a 10cm deep cut to her neck - but miraculously survived

The pensioner suffered a huge slash to her stomach as well as a 10cm deep cut to her neck - but miraculously survived

The pensioner suffered a huge slash to her stomach as well as a 10cm deep cut to her neck – but miraculously survived

‘If I’m going to jail … it’s worth it. Just die will ya, hurry up. C’mon, bleed out. Bleed out,’ he is heard saying to the woman.

Vaisey allegedly threw punches at Ms Henenberg’s face while a horrified neighbour, John Seymour, ran outside to help.

‘I said Brett what have you done? And he said ”I’ve killed her”,’ Mr Seymour told the program.

Police and paramedics arrived at the scene within minutes and as Vaisey was being taken away in handcuffs, Mr Seymour said he told him ‘see you in eight years’. 

Several plastic surgeries later, Ms Henenberg is forever reminded of the horrific attack by the scars covering her stomach and throat.

She still can’t feel one side of her face.

‘He definitely tried to kill me. He thought he had killed me,’ she said.

The 65-year-old said she’d made eight complaints to the public housing office and believes the near fatal attack should never have happened.

Daily Mail Australia can confirm Vaisey has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and will be sentenced at a later date.

Alarming footage shows Vaisey running up to Ms Henenberg armed with a kitchen knife before the near fatal attack

Alarming footage shows Vaisey running up to Ms Henenberg armed with a kitchen knife before the near fatal attack

Alarming footage shows Vaisey running up to Ms Henenberg armed with a kitchen knife before the near fatal attack

Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News

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