A teenage girl has been cut from her chin to her ear after intervening in a fight between two young men at Buddina on the Sunshine Coast.
Police are hunting for an 18-year-old man who allegedly stabbed the 16-year-old at a shopping centre on Monday afternoon before fleeing the scene.
Police say the man and a 17-year-old male were fighting when the girl attempted to intervene, leading to her suffering a significant laceration from her chin to her ear.
She was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
The 17-year-old male was not injured during the incident.