Police lay charges over Oatlands fatal stabbing

Police have charged a man over the alleged murder of a woman in Sydney’s north west yesterday.

About 4.50pm (Monday 3 August 2020), emergency services were called to a unit on Ingleby Street, Oatlands, following reports a woman had been stabbed.

The 33-year-old woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital, where she died.

Officers from Cumberland Police Area Command arrested a 25-year-old man, known to the woman, at the scene before taking him to Granville Police Station.

The man was then taken to hospital for assessment before being returned to Granville Police Station today (Tuesday 4 August 2020).

He was charged with murder, use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, enter dwelling with intent (not steal/ destroy/damage), and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police will allege in court that the man entered the unit while it was unoccupied prior to the incident.

It will be further alleged that the man sent threatening messages to the woman prior to her death.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 5 July 2020).

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