Three people facing murder charges over Elizabeth Grove stabbing



February 06, 2019 07:39:24

Two men and a woman have been arrested and are expected to be charged with murder after a man was fatally stabbed during a fight at Elizabeth Grove in Adelaide’s north.

Key points:

  • A 36-year-old man died shortly after being rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • The incident happened hours before another stabbing about a kilometre away
  • Police say the incidents are unconnected

It was not the only stabbing in the area last night, with police saying it was “in no way connected” to a later attack about a kilometre away.

In the earlier incident, emergency services were called to Afford Street just before 7:30pm after receiving reports of several people fighting.

The 36-year-old victim was treated at the scene and taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition, but he died shortly after arrival.

A 36-year-old woman with a stab wound to the shoulder was also taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 30-year-old woman from Elizabeth Grove was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital, but has been arrested and is expected to be charged with murder.

Police said a 34-year-old man from Salisbury Plains and a 37-year-old man from Ottoway have been arrested and are also expected to be charged.

The dog squad was called in to help find one of the men.

“The incident is not considered a random attack with all parties known to each other,” police said.

Officers remain at the scene and have asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Woman charged over nearby stabbing

A few hours later, a 34-year-old Elizabeth South woman was arrested after a man was allegedly repeatedly stabbed on Willison Street.

Police and ambulance officers were called to the incident just before 11:00pm.

The man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is currently in a serious but stable condition.

He is believed to be known to his alleged attacker, who has been charged with intentionally causing serious harm and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today.

“This incident is in no way connected to [the] earlier incident at Elizabeth Grove,” police said.













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