UPDATE @ Saturday January 12 2019 | A man has been charged with murder following a vicious stabbing at a hair salon in Sydney’s west.
It’s alleged the 18-year-old turned up to the business on Mimosa Road in Bossley Park on a motorbike, around 12.40pm on Friday, and stormed through the back door.
Witnesses say the teenager was still wearing his helmet as he walked up to the 20-year-old victim and stabbed him in the neck while he was sitting in a chair.
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He then took off but was later found at his mother’s house in nearby Tallowood Crescent.
He has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court later today.
His alleged victim reportedly stumbled out of the hair salon and on to the footpath, before collapsing.
He was taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he died about 5pm.
EARLIER @ Friday January 11 2019 | A MAN has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after he was stabbed in the neck in a targeted attack while sitting in a salon chair, getting his hair cut in Sydney’s west.
It happened in a small hairdressing salon on Mimosa Road at Bossley Park about 12.40pm.
Police said emergency services arrived to find a 20-year-old man “with a stab wound to his upper body”.
Photos uploaded to social media from the scene show police standing around the man, using white sheets to shield him from view as paramedics resuscitated him on the footpath outside the business.
The 20-year-old was eventually rushed to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition and is undergoing emergency surgery, police said.
Witnesses have told the Daily Telegraph the victim’s attacker rode to the salon on a motorbike, parked it at the rear of the business and stormed through the back door.
Still wearing his motorcycle helmet, the assailant is alleged to have hastily stabbed the 20-year-old man in the neck while he was sitting in the chair before fleeing.
Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command have established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attack, which they say appears to have been targeted.
Police are yet to make any arrests. Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.
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