A man has been charged and another is in a critical condition after a daylight stabbing outside a strip of shops in Sydney’s west on Sunday.
Police were called about 3.30pm to Sheffield Street in Merrylands where they found a 35-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.
He was bleeding heavily and went into cardiac arrest as ambulance crews arrived. Paramedics stabilized him before taking him to Westmead Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
Witnesses told Nine News the man was crossing the street when two men dressed in black approached, stabbing him repeatedly before kicking him in the head.
Critical care teams including a doctor and paramedics were close by and were able to provide advanced care at the scene.
After investigations, police arrested a 31-year-old man at a nearby home on William Street.
He was taken to Granville police station and charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder.
He was refused bail and is due to appear on Monday at Fairfield Local Court, where police will allege the men are known to each other.
Police are urging anyone with information that could assist detectives to contact them.
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