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Murder charge after Melbourne CBD stabbing

A woman has been charged with murder after a man was allegedly fatally stabbed in Melbourne’s CBD.Homicide Squad detectives charged the 43-year-old woman with one count each of murder and affray overnight after police were called to a group of people fighting on King St about 9.30pm on Saturday.A 46-year-old man was found with serious…

A woman has been charged with murder after a man was allegedly fatally stabbed in Melbourne’s CBD.

Homicide Squad detectives charged the 43-year-old woman with one count each of murder and affray overnight after police were called to a group of people fighting on King St about 9.30pm on Saturday.

A 46-year-old man was found with serious injuries from severe stab wounds in what has been alleged to be a “gruesome” attack and was taken to hospital where he later died.

Police are still hunting another man who is believed to be involved and remained on the run on Monday morning.

The incident happened on the corner of King and Lt Collins streets just metres from the Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel.

Officers were seen inside the hotel lobby counting residents in and out on Sunday morning.

Residents told the Herald Sun the area had seen many acts of violence in recent weeks.

The Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel said many of the residents were rough sleepers who had been given accommodation during the pandemic.

Detectives are investigating whether the alleged stabbing is connected to another man who was found injured at the base of a fire escape at a hotel on Sunday morning.

Police were told the man had fallen from the King St premises just before 3am and was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains under police guard.

Police believe all parties are known to each other.

“Police have a number of follow up inquiries to make in relation to another man who is believed to be involved and remains outstanding,” Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman said.

The woman remains in custody to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.

Anyone who witnessed either incident or with further information have been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

jack.paynter@news.com.au

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