Three charged, firearms seized following investigations into stabbing in Fairfield

Police have seized firearms and arrested three men following ongoing investigations into a stabbing at Fairfield, NSW Police say.

About 11.15pm on Sunday 7 August 2016, police were called to Wilga Street, Fairfield, after reports of an altercation outside a unit block.

Officers arrived to find a 14-year-old boy suffering multiple stab wounds to his torso. He was conveyed to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

A man was arrested a short distance away; he was released later that day pending further police inquiries.

Detectives from Cabramatta and Fairfield Local Area Commands have been conducting extensive inquiries into the incident and executed three search warrants today at a home on Lime Street, Cabramatta; a unit on Evans Street, Fairfield Heights; and a home on Hamilton Road, Fairfield.

At the Cabramatta home, police will allege a .32 calibre pistol, a 357 Magnum, phones, sim cards, and cannabis were located and seized. Two men, aged 25 and 29, were arrested at the home.

The younger man was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding with intent, relating to the Fairfield stabbing. He was also charged with two counts of possess unauthorised firearm and two counts of contravene Firearms Prohibition Order.

He was refused police bail and appeared at Fairfield Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Fairfield Local Court on 28 September 2016 at the same court.

The older man was charged with two counts of possess unauthorised firearm and will appear at Fairfield Local Court tomorrow.

At the Fairfield home, police seized a number of items including a pen gun.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the premises and charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding with intent in relation to the stabbing. He was refused bail, to appear at Fairfield Local Court today.

At the Fairfield Heights unit, police seized a number of items of clothing. No one was at the premises at the time.

The firearms seized will undergo forensic examination to determine if they have been used in any crimes.

South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli, said the arrests and firearms seized were testament that police will not stop fighting violent crime in the area.

“Yesterday’s search warrants and subsequent charges are part of an ongoing strategy to target gun-related and violent crime in and around Sydney’s south west,” Assistant Commissioner Mennilli said.

“The South West Metropolitan Region will continue to target all types of violent offences. We aim to disrupt dangerous activities and take guns off the street.

“We will also continue to work closely with the community and, as always, encourage anyone who suspects suspicious or dangerous behaviour to contact Crime Stoppers.

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