Horrific news of an alleged sexual assault on a seven-year-old girl and a stabbing of a man who tried to help her.
A young girl has been sexually assaulted in a dance studio bathroom and a man who tried to help her was stabbed in the stomach and neck in a horrific incident in Sydney’s southwest overnight.
Police swooped on the suburb of Kogarah about 7.55pm along with other emergency services who were called to the St George Dance Centre on Derby St, after reports of a concern for welfare and a stabbing.
According to NSW Police, a seven-year-old girl was assaulted and sexually assaulted in a toilet by a 54-year-old man.
When a 46-year-old man confronted the alleged offender and a struggle began, he was stabbed in the abdomen, and neck.
This morning, a NSW Police spokesman told news.com.au that the alleged attacker, the stab victim and the young girl were not known to each other.
Superintendent Julian Griffiths said the accused man had no links to the dance studio.
“It appears to be a random, isolated incident,” he said.
“(He) will not be in a position to assist police inquiries until early next week or when we receive medical advice to confirm he’s available to be spoken to.”
He also praised the actions of the Good Samaritan who intervened.
“He was aware that the child could not be accounted for and was assisting others in locating her,” he said.
He added the girl’s safety and welfare is “paramount in this investigation”.
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