Two charged after Police officer stabbed in Sydney’s south-west

UPDATE @ 5.00PM: Police have now charged two men over the stabbing of a Police officer in Sydney’s south-west.

Officers were attempting to serve a warrant on a 58-year-old man at a home in Heckenberg Avenue at Sadlier this morning.

The man’s 27-year-old son then allegedly confronted the officers, stabbing a male officer in the hand and slashing him in the neck.


He was then arrested by the officer’s colleague.

The injured officer, 24-year-old Constable Jacob Vella (pictured below) has undergone surgery in Liverpool Hospital and remains in a stable condition.

The 27-year-old man has now been charged with wounding person with intent to resist arrest, wound police officer executing duty reckless as to actual bodily harm, wilfully obstruct officer in execution of duty, assault officer in execution of duty (x2), and resist officer in execution of duty (x2).

The 58-year-old man has been charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, assault officer in execution of duty, and the outstanding warrant.

Both have been refused bail and will front Liverpool Local Court tomorrow.

Constable Jacob Vella. Image: NSW Police


EARLIER @ 9.40AM: A police officer has been rushed to hospital after he was stabbed in the hand and neck while trying to serve a warrant at a home in Sydney’s south-west.

NSW Police say the constable went to a home  on Heckenberg Avenue, Sadleir, in relation to a warrant around 7.00am on Tuesday.

A man allegedly confronted the officers before stabbing the male constable in the hand and slashing him in the neck.

The 24-year-old officer has been taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Two men were arrested at the scene and taken to Liverpool Police Station.

Inquiries are continuing.