Fatal stabbing – Blackett

An investigation is underway following the fatal stabbing of a man in Sydney’s west this morning.

Shortly before 6am (Saturday 15 January 2022), emergency services were called to Popondetta Road, Blackett, following a concern for welfare report.

Upon arrival, officers found a man in the middle of Popondetta Road, suffering a laceration to his neck.

The man was treated at the scene by police before the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics. He was then taken to Westmead Hospital, where he died a short time later.

He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in his 40s.

Officers attached to Mount Druitt Police Area Command established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist forensic police, and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

Anyone who may have information, including CCTV or dash cam footage from the area, is urged to contact Mt Druitt Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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