Husband of woman who was allegedly stabbed in the CHEST by real estate agent friend is charged with gun offences
- Walt Coulston was hit with four weapon and ammunition charges this week
- Police allegedly found a shortened gun inside his multi million-dollar home
- Wife, Helen Coulston, was allegedly stabbed in the chest by best mate in August
- Matthew Brian Ramsay, 46, accused of plunging a 20cm blade into the mum
The property developer husband of a woman who was allegedly stabbed in the chest on the doorstep of their Sydney home has been charged with gun possession.
Walt Coulston was hit with four weapon and ammunition charges this week after police allegedly found a the firearm inside his $4.5million Dover Heights home, in the city’s eastern suburbs.
The father-of-two was charged with possessing a shortened firearm, possessing ammunition without a licence, not keeping a firearm safely and possessing an unregistered firearm.
His matter will be mentioned in Waverley Local Court on October 11.
It comes almost two months after his best friend, Matthew Brian Ramsay, turned up at their home on the afternoon of August 8 and plunged a 20cm knife into Helen Coulston’s chest.
Helen Coulston was allegedly stabbed in the chest. Her husband Walt (pictured, on their wedding day) was charged with gun possession almost two months later
Walt Coulston (pictured after his wife’s alleged stabbing) was hit with four weapon and ammunition charges this week after police allegedly found an unauthorised firearm inside his Dover Heights home
Matthew Brian Ramsay, 46, appeared in Waverley Local Court on September 2 via audio-visual link, charged with causing a wound or grievous bodily harm with intent to murder.
Ramsay allegedly attended the home Mr Coulston while his wife was home alone.
He is accused of plunging a knife into the mother-of-two’s chest, and then swinging at her a second time, but missing, the court heard.
That sparked a fierce struggle between the pair that was interrupted by a tradesperson who was working on a building site across the road. Ramsay then allegedly fled.
During a bail application, the court was told Ramsay was captured on bodycam after his arrest telling police: ‘I didn’t mean to hurt her, I just meant to scare her’.
The 46-year-old had ingested some 120mg of Valium prior to the alleged incident, the court was told. The therapeutic dose is 40mg.
Pictured: Matthew Brian Ramsay, who allegedly stabbed Helen Coulston, the wife of his former best friend
Helen Coulston (pictured being treated by paramedics) survived after she was stabbed by a one-time close friend in August
Ms Coulston was allegedly covered in blood and had her arm in a sling when she was wheeled out in an ambulance. She survived the incident and is recovering.
Mr Ramsay was arrested a short time later at the traffic lights on Campbell Parade in Bondi Beach.
Footage from the arrest appears to show an officer pointing a gun at the 46-year-old while yelling at him to ‘get down on the ground’.
The court heard the father-of-one has been struggling with ‘significant mental health issues’ for years, with numerous past stays in rehabilitation.
The magistrate granted bail saying he believed the tight restrictions could mitigate any risk to the community or alleged victim.
He ordered Ramsay not to enter the eastern suburbs unless attending court, and to not contact the Coulsons.
Helen Coulston was allegedly stabbed outside her $4.5million Dover Heights home (pictured) while she was home alone on August 8