A five-year-old boy has reportedly died after being stabbed during a domestic dispute in Sydney.
The child was left with serious stab wounds after the incident at a home in Carlingford in the city’s north-west on Friday morning.
The boy’s grandmother took the boy to nearby Mosley Street to call triple zero, NSW Police said.
He was rushed to Westmead Children’s Hospital, where he died, according Ten News.
A man known to the boy has been arrested.
Police Statement: A child has died in hospital after an incident at Carlingford this morning.
Emergency services were called to Moseley Street, Carlingford, about 7am (Friday 8 June 2018), after reports a child was stabbed. Upon arrival, they found a five-year-old boy with stab wounds. He was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital by police escort in a critical condition, where he later died.
A woman, aged in hers 60s, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for shock. A 36-year-old man who is known to the boy was arrested nearby and taken to Castle Hill Police Station. A second crime scene has been established at a home on Paul Place. Investigations are continuing.
Heroic grandmother tried to save her young grandson
The grandmother desperately tried to save her five-year-old grandson who sadly died after being stabbed during a domestic dispute.
The boy was stabbed at his home in Carlingford about 7am on Friday and died at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead an hour later.
“What’s very clear is that it’s been a horrible and brutal crime against a very young, defenceless boy,” NSW Police Superintendent Rob Critchlow, from The Hills Police Area Command, told reporters.
Supt Critchlow said the grandmother drove the boy to Moseley Street after the attack and called triple-0, shares 7 news.
“She’s behaved in a heroic and caring manner as you would imagine a grandmother would,” he said.
“She’s been presented with something terrible and done her best to get the young boy to safety and to get him treatment.
“Sadly, despite her best efforts, there was nothing more she could have done.
“We’re grateful to her for what she did at the scene.”
Supt Critchlow said the grandmother drove the boy to Moseley Street to get help.
“I think the realisation came to her in this street that he was so unwell that she needed to get some expert assistance,” he said.
“An ambulance was summoned and they were here very quickly as were police from my command.
“They worked as a unit to make sure he was stable, and then there was a very urgent and high-speed run conducted from here to Westmead to make sure he got the best possible treatment from the experts in trauma at Westmead.
“Despite what I’m told is amazing, dedicated and valiant efforts by the medical staff, they were unable to save him.”
“The level of violence is horrendous,” Supt Critchlow said.
“It goes without saying that the fact that a young boy, five years of age, died from being injured in his home – it’s probably about as bad as it gets.”
Inquiries are continuing. More details to come.