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23:41  13 august  2019
23:41  13 august  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Man accused of Sydney stabbing rampage released from hospital

Man accused of Sydney stabbing rampage released from hospital A man accused of murdering an escort in a Sydney unit before allegedly going on a stabbing rampage in the CBD has been released from hospital. Mert Ney was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, when he allegedly stabbed 21-year-old Michaela Dunn to death and another 41-year-old woman. © 9News Ney remains under police guard in hospital after having surgery for cuts to his legs. After police detained him, he was hospitalised and underwent a mental health assessment. The 20-year-old has now been taken to Surry Hills Police station where he is expected to be charged later today.

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As news unfurled across Australia of the deadly stabbing in Sydney's CBD, the UK woke to find it was three British men who were being hailed heroes half a world away for their roles in the rampage.

Brothers Paul and Luke O'Shaughnessy and Lee Cuthbert, all from Manchester, about 330km north of London, saw the drama unfold and chased suspect Mert Ney down.

They pinned him to the ground and put a milk crate over his head and a chair over his torso to stop him from escaping until police arrived.

Sydney stabbing rampage accused expected to be charged with murder

Sydney stabbing rampage accused expected to be charged with murder NSW Police were today expected to charge the man accused of launching a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD that left one woman dead and another injured. Officers spent hours raiding Mert Ney's home in Marayong in western Sydney this morning. Detectives were seen collecting a number of bags of evidence from the house in Percy Street. Neighbours told the ABC that Mr Ney, 21, shared the house with his mother and sister. Mr Ney was apprehended by a group of bystanders and firefighters in central Sydney yesterday afternoon after he allegedly began a stabbing spree with a large butcher's knife.

UK 'proud' of ex footballer at centre of Sydney stabbing rampage© Nine Mert Ney is held down and searched by police following a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD.

UK media outlets praised the trio, running headlines about "their heroes".

"One woman dead as three British men praised for restraining knife-wielding attacker," The Telegraph reported.

UK 'proud' of ex footballer at centre of Sydney stabbing rampage© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd People in the CBD have recounted what they saw during a stabbing attack in Sydney CBD.

"British 'heroes' pin down suspect after woman fatally stabbed," Sky News ran as their breaking headline.

The Mirror ran pictures of the three men, while the Evening Standard led their coverage with: "A gang of heroic bystanders including three Brits helped tackle a knifeman who stabbed a woman in Sydney, pinning him down with chairs and a milk crate."

Sydney stabbing attack victim named

Sydney stabbing attack victim named The woman killed in an alleged knife rampage in Sydney's CBD has been named as Michaela Dunn. The 24-year-old escort was allegedly killed by Mert Ney, 20, yesterday afternoon at an apartment on Clarence Street. © Instagram The woman killed in an alleged knife rampage in Sydney's CBD ha He then allegedly stabbed a woman in the back at the CBD Hotel on the corner of Clarence and York Streets, before being chased and then wrestled to the ground by heroic passers who used chairs and a milk crate.

The brothers grew up in Bury, and Paul played football for Bury FC.

UK 'proud' of ex footballer at centre of Sydney stabbing rampage© AAP Paul O'Shaughnessy played for Bury FC. He is pictured here in 2003.

The region's local paper, This is Lancashire, said pair's former teachers were "proud" of the men.

"Paul and Luke are extremely respectful, but also have a great sense of justice and civil responsibility," Adam Loster, acting principal at their school St Gabriel's, told the newspaper.

UK 'proud' of ex footballer at centre of Sydney stabbing rampage© AAP Luke O'Shaughnessy (left) and Paul O'Shaughnessy.

"It does not surprise me that they acted the way they did in order to protect others. I hope we brought them up at St Gabriel's to think that way.

"I would not recommend anyone do what they did, but I am proud of the fact they were restrained in their actions."

UK 'proud' of ex footballer at centre of Sydney stabbing rampage© 9News The O'Shaughnessy brothers chased Mert Ney.

Police heaped praised on the members of the public who helped restrain the man who'd previously attempted to stab multiple people.

Sydney CBD rampage victim a 'true delight'

Sydney CBD rampage victim a 'true delight' The man accused of killing a Sydney woman described by friends as "incredible" remans in hospital after he allegedly went on a stabbing rampage in the CBD.

Superintendent Gavin Wood described them as "significantly brave".

UK 'proud' of ex footballer at centre of Sydney stabbing rampage© Supplied Police lead away the suspected knifeman after a stabbing attack in Sydney's CBD.

"To approach a person with a mindset of obviously what this person did with clear evidence of a stabbing previously, these people are heroes," he told reporters.

"These members of the public have jumped into a situation which was extremely dangerous, extremely hostile and they brought a person who we will be alleging stabbed an innocent person for no specific reason into custody and allowed us to do our job."

Sydney CBD stabber accused a 'lone actor'.
 man with a history of mental health issues is expected to be charged after he allegedly killed a woman and then went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said Mert Ney is expected to be charged with murder as well as serious assault after he unleashed "terrifying carnage" in the city on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Fuller says the rampage was "not currently classed as a terrorist incident" by authorities and the "lone actor" had no links to terrorist organisations.

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