Police make further arrests over Surfers Paradise stabbing murder

UPDATE @ 4.45PM | Police have made further arrests over the alleged murder of a man in the middle of Surfers Paradise.

27-year-old Beenleigh man Raymond Harris died after allegedly being stabbed in the torso after a confrontation between two groups in Cavill Ave around 9pm on Wednesday night.

Two men were arrested a short time later and were charged with murder and three counts of assault.


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18-year-old Jye Sebastian Webb-Italia and 21-year-old Jarod James Miller were remanded in custody after fronting Southport Magistrates Court today.

Police have this afternoon arrested a further two men in relation to the murder.

A 24-year-old man and a 32-year-old man are currently being questioned by Police.

EARLIER @ 1.00PM | Two men have been remanded in custody, after appearing in court charged with the stabbing murder of a man in Surfers Paradise.

18-year-old Jye Sebastian Webb-Italia and 21-year-old Jarod James Miller appeared briefly in Southport court, where they both had their cases adjourned until October 15.

The lawyer representing Webb-Italia claimed that police allegations were murky and there were holes.

He also told reporters outside of court that his client was in a ‘world of shock’ following last night’s incident.

The court has heard that police are yet to find the weapon involved in the fatal attack.

Earlier, police reported they were still hunting for two men believed to be involved in the attack, and that investigations are continuing.

EARLIER @ 11.00AM | Police are calling on help from the public to locate two men in relation to last night’s fatal stabbing attack in Surfers Paradise.

27-year-old father Raymond Harris died in hospital, after being stabbed in the torso in Cavill Avenue around 9.00pm.

An 18-year-old Pimpama man and a 21-year-old man from the Fraser Coast are in court this afternoon, charged with murder and three counts of assault.

But Detective Inspector Brendan Smith says they’re still looking for two others.

“We are still actively investigating the matter with two people outstanding.

“And we’re seeking public assistance to identify one of those persons and locate both of them,” Detective Smith said.

“We have identified that the two groups are known to each other, and the offending group have actively come into Cavill Avenue to seek out the victim and his friends to have a confrontation.

“They’ve obviously gone in armed, these knifes aren’t your run of the mill kitchen knifes, their hunting knives, or a colloquially term, you could call it a rambo knife,” he said.

It’s the second stabbing attack in as many days in Surfers Paradise, and police say it’s part of a deadly generational trend.

“There’s no link to any crime gangs or outlaw motorcycle gangs, this is just  group of young idiots, that think its cool to enforce their will by using knifes.

“I can’t stress it enough, I’d use some more colourful language but it wouldn’t hit the air – they’re complete idiots,” Detective Smith.

Gold Coast’s Acting Mayor Donna Gates says council will support the police in this investigation wherever possible.

“Clearly it’s heartbreaking when there’s an incident of this nature – and very disturbing.

“As a city we’re doing all that we can to support the police.

“We have a huge CCTV camera network now, and I would imagine they will be going through that to see if any can be provided,” Ms Gates said.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or has any footage is being urged to get in touch with police immediately.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

EARLIER @ 6.00AM | Two men have now been charged with murder, after a man was stabbed to death in the middle of Surfers Paradise overnight.

A 27-year-old man was rushed to hospital with a life threatening wound to his stomach after an altercation broke out around 9.00pm, but sadly passed away a short time later.

An 18-year-old from Pimpama and a 21-year-old from Tinana were both assisting police with inquiries, after they were located near the scene shortly after the incident.

They’ve now been charged, each with one count of murder and three counts of assault, and will front Southport court today.

It’s the second stabbing attack in Surfers Paradise in as many days. Detective Inspector Brendan Smith says police have had enough.

“Inquiries at this point would indicate there’s been an ongoing issue between these two groups.

“This gangster attitude has to stop – we’ve had enough,” Detective Inspector Smith said.

Investigations are continuing today, with reports police are still looking for two more men who may have been involved.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or has CCTV footage is being urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

EARLIER @ 4.00AM | A MAJOR investigation is underway after a man was fatally stabbed in the middle of Surfers Paradise on Thursday night.

It’s believed the 27-year-old man was got into some kind of altercation with a group of men on Cavill Avenue near Orchid Avenue around 9pm.

Queensland Police say the men were known to the victim.

In the middle of the fight, the man was stabbed in the stomach, suffering critical injuries.

He was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but he died a short time after.

Police were quick to respond to the incident, shutting down small roads leading to the Gold Coast Highway and Ferny Avenue.

Numerous officers were called and searched a number of vehicles while PolAir searched from the sky.

IMAGE | Supplied by Dean Shelton

Two men have since been taken into custody and are currently being questioned by police.

No charges have been laid at this stage.

It comes just hours after a 17-year-old Logan girl was charged over a stabbing in the same area in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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The 30-year-old man and a friend were allegedly confronted by a group of females while walking through Cavill Mall around 4am.

The man suffered several stab wounds to his torso and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

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Terribly written article. This needs a rewrite!

Sam, you should have written: “This is a terribly written article: it needs a rewrite!”.

What’s wrong with ‘This article needs to be re-written’?

What is going on in surfers paradise? This is shocking stop carrying knives you idots police have enough to deal with. We will never have enough police while this pandemic is going on they are to busy at the boarders. I suggest the premier, Cameron d***,Miles,Jackie Trad.Bailey, all go and work on the boarders get the polic back on the beat in surfers

What gangs? Can we get a description so I know who to look out for? Which new arrivals are they?