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Man charged for allegedly stabbing a taxi and food delivery driver in Sydney

"These are two members of our community who have gone out there and are doing their job."

A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged for allegedly stabbing a taxi and a food delivery driver in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales. 

According to NSW Police, on Friday night, a a 38-year-old taxi driver was found with injuries to the chest and his hand. 

The taxi driver was treated at the crime scene by paramedics before being taken to St Vincent Hospital. 

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Police were told that a young man opened the front passenger door of the taxi and then allegedly stabbed the taxi driver.

Detective acting Superintendent Dean Johnstone told media:

“He’s then got out of the taxi and ran from the area. The taxi driver has indicated to us that it was a rather horrific ordeal that he had to go through”

Later, in a separate incident at about 12.20 am, NSW Police were called to Morehead Street in Redfern with reports of assault on a food delivery driver. 

Police found the delivery driver suffering from two puncture wounds to his back.

Paramedics were called to Redfern Police Station and they treated the delivery driver before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital.

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Detective acting Superintendent Johnstone added:

“These two gentlemen were actually performing work-related functions at the time of these attacks. These are two members of our community who have gone out there and are doing their job.”

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Following inquiries, a 25-year-old man was arrested on Walker Street, Redfern, just before 2 pm on Saturday.

It was also revealed that CCTV images have captured this alleged attacker had earlier entered an apartment building.

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NSW Police has charged this man for the alleged “terrifying” assault on the taxi and food delivery driver.

He was charged with five counts of wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, two counts of custody of a knife in a public place, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, affray, possessing a prohibited drug.

Police are yet to identify the motive as there had been no information to suggest any demands were made for property.

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