Tolland man arrested over stabbing death of Junee man

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The stabbing death of a 37-year-old Junee man in a Tolland driveway has stunned the community, as fears of knife-related crimes grow.

A 28-year-old Tolland man handed himself in to Wagga Police Station on Tuesday morning, hours after a fight in a nearby park where it is believed the Junee man was fatally wounded.

Emergency services were called at about 3.45am, where a man was found laying in a driveway with a serious leg injury. Paramedics arrived and treated the man’s left leg, but he died at the scene.

Acting Inspector Ryan Sheaff said the man was assisting police with their inquiries, but no charges had been laid. He said it was believed the men were known to each other, but it was unclear what brought the Junee man to the city.

Strike Force Bonarius was formed to investigate the man’s death and police are believed to be searching for the weapon used in the attack.

Forensic services examined the front yard of a French Place home as police kept both ends of the small street blocked off. Detectives from Wagga Local Area Command were investigating the death, which was considered suspicious.

Neighbours were shocked to find the small cul-de-sac blocked off as a crime scene when they awoke. 

“It’s terrible,” one woman said. “I’m just shocked, we didn’t hear anything last night.”

Another neighbour said there had been fights in the suburb, but nothing like this.

“People have rows, but this is a bit surprising,” he said.

“I’m worried because there are kids in the street and there are maniacs running around killing people.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Wagga Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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