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Man wanted over frenzied stabbing at St Kilda dies in police custody

Man, 35, who was wanted over a frenzied stabbing attack dies in police custody after he lost consciousness following his arrest

  • David Perry died in custody after police arrested him along Great Ocean Road
  • Warrant was issued for the 35-year-old’s arrest after a frenzied stabbing attack
  • Perry ‘was arrested and then fell unconscious’, Victoria Police said in statement 

A man wanted over an attempted murder has died in police custody.

David Perry, 35, was wanted over a frenzied stabbing attack at St Kilda, Melbourne, in the early hours of Friday, The Herald Sun reported. 

Police later arrested Perry following reports of a man behaving erratically on the Great Ocean Road in Bellbrae, south-west of the city, about 7.30pm the same day.

 

David Perry, 35 (pictured), was wanted over a frenzied stabbing attack at St Kilda, Melbourne, in the early hours of Friday morning

A warrant was put out for Perry's arrest after a 32-year-old man was stabbed

A warrant was put out for Perry’s arrest after a 32-year-old man was stabbed

When Perry fell unconscious, emergency services were unable to revive him. 

Perry was wanted after a 32-year-old man was stabbed at a Wellington Street apartment block about 4am on Friday. 

The frenzied stabbing shut down the St Kilda street and the victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 25-year-old woman who was with the vcitim at the time was uninjured.  

After a warrant was put out for Perry’s arrest, police found him along the Great Ocean Road.

‘The man was arrested and then fell unconscious,’ Victoria Police said in a statement.

'The man was arrested and then fell unconscious,' Victoria Police said in a statement

‘The man was arrested and then fell unconscious,’ Victoria Police said in a statement

‘Emergency personal attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful.

‘A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

‘All deaths in police custody are investigated by the Homicide Squad, with oversight from Professional Standards Command as per standard practice.’

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