Northbridge stabbing: Man arrested over brutal Francis Street stabbing

Northbridge stabbing: Man arrested over brutal Francis Street stabbing

A man is in custody after a brutal stabbing in Northbridge early Thursday morning.

Police say a 29-year-old man received serious injuries to his neck and face after he was attacked on Francis Street about 2.45am.

Police swarmed the area soon after, with several unitsine including detectives and can officers. The street was cordoned off as officers combed the crime scene.

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Camera IconPolice swarmed the area after the alarm was raised. Credit: News at Night

Shortly after, police found the alleged stabber — a man in his 20s — and he was taken into custody about 3.30am.

The victim was rushed under priority conditions to Royal Perth Hospital where remains in hospital and is expected to undergo surgery.

Several police cars and detectives remain at the scene outside two clubs — Galaxy Lounge and Butterfly 73. A cordon is still in place with motorists unable to enter the street. Several bins and plastic containers can be seen strewn around the street outside the two clubs.

A man was taken into custody soon after the attack and is helping police.
Camera IconA man was taken into custody soon after the attack and is helping police. Credit: News at Night

No charges have been laid and the man in custody is helping police with their inquiries.

Detectives continue to investigate the stabbing and ask anyone with information, dash-cam or mobile phone vision relating to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online.

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