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Five in custody following fatal stabbing and brawl at Blacktown

Thursday, 02 September 2021 11:34:36 AM

Five people are in custody as investigations continue into a fatal stabbing and brawl at Blacktown overnight.

About 10pm on Wednesday (1 September 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of Suffolk and William Streets at Blacktown, following reports of a brawl.

Officers attached to Blacktown Police Area Command attended and located a number of people with stab wounds.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, a 17-year-old boy died at the scene.

Two boys – both aged 15 – were treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical, and serious, condition.

A 21-year-old man and four teenagers – a 14-year-old and three aged 17 – were arrested by officers, with assistance from PolAir.

The man and one 17-year-old boy were taken to Blacktown Police Station.

The second 17-year-old boy was taken to Riverstone Police Station.

The third 17-year-old boy was taken to Blacktown Hospital, and the 14-year-old boy was taken to Westmead Hospital. Both boys remain under police guard.

A further three men – a 19-year-old man and two aged 18 – were taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and spoken to by police. All three men have been released pending further inquiries.

Several crime scenes were established on Suffolk and Williams Streets, and will be examined by specialist forensic police.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident, or who may have dashcam or CCTV footage from the area to come forward immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.