Charges laid over horror ‘double stabbing’
A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder following an alleged horror double stabbing in Sydney's west on Monday.
One of the men died and the other is in a critical condition.
Emergency crews were called to Bertha St, Merrylands, just after midnight on Monday following reports a man had been stabbed in the neck.
Just 20 minutes later authorities received an identical report, that another man had been stabbed in the neck at Uren Pl nearby.
The two men, aged 49 and 40, were was rushed to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition where the younger man later died.
Two crime scenes were established, and Polair and the Dog Unit were called in to help search for the alleged attacker.
A 26-year-old man was arrested a short time later on Bird Ave, Guildford.
He was taken to Granville police station and charged with murder and attempted murder.
He will front Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday.
Police said the three men are known to each other.
More to come
Originally published as Charges laid over horror 'double stabbing'