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Stabbing at Dee Why dunes

A man was stabbed at or near the makeshift camps at Dee Why dunes last night.

At about 9.30pm emergency services were called to Dee Why Parade, Dee Why, following reports of an assault. The exact type of weapon has not been formally confirmed.

Police confirmed with us last night that upon arrival officers located a 34-year-old man with a chest wound, and that NSW Ambulance paramedics took him to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police at the scene of a stabbing at Dee Why on 5 August. Photo: Foley Media

A 44-year-old man was taken to Manly Police Station “where he is assisting police with inquiries”. We await clarification over whether any charges have been laid.

Police have established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstance surrounding the incident.

Detective arrive on scene at Dee Why after a stabbing. Photo: Foley Media

As inquiries continue, anyone with information into the incident is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police arrested two men following allegations one made violent threats after blaze breaks out in Dee Why’s tent city October 2022. Another charged with threatening police. Credit: Luke Gavahan

The area, including the car park, has become well known locally as a site for drug dealing. The camp was highlighted in our previous coverage in 2022, and again when a man threatened another with a machete in October.

Shortly after that incident Northern Beaches Council cleared out the camp but it was rebuilt by January of this year.

The dunes in late December 2022. The tents had been removed and a new camp formed.

We remind readers that these issues are often nuanced, with addiction, mental health and financial disadvantage further complicating resolutions.

We will cover this issue more fully in an upcoming story update. You can view the historical issues with the site here: https://manlyobserver.com.au/tent-city-rebuilds-as-campers-return-to-dunes/

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