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Martin Locke, father of woman at centre of double stabbing at Alva Beach breaks his silence

The father of the woman at the centre of a mysterious double stabbing has broken his silence, as a witness to the deadly brawl walked through the crime scene with police.

Tom Davy, 27, and Corey Christensen, 37, died from stab wounds and massive blood loss on the street outside a house in Alva Beach, near Townsville, on Sunday night.

The two men chased Mr Davy’s girlfriend Candice Locke, 29, to the Topton Street family house, where she had begged Dean Webber, 19, to let her inside for safety.

Police are investigating whether Mr Webber, who was released without charge after a night of questioning, acted in self-defence when the men later stormed his house. 

Candice’s father Martin Locke, a former North Queensland Cowboys player, said his injured daughter was grappling with the ‘enormity’ of the situation.

Former NRL star Martin Locke (left), the father of Candice Locke (right) broke his silence about the stabbings on Wednesday, saying his daughter understood the ‘enormity’ of the situation. Ms Locke was reportedly running away from the two men who were stabbed to death

A key witness (left) gave his account to detectives from the front lawn of the house in Alva Beach late on Wednesday afternoon

A key witness (left) gave his account to detectives from the front lawn of the house in Alva Beach late on Wednesday afternoon

He is believed to have been at the house when Mr Christensen and Mr Davy were stabbed after storming the front door

He is believed to have been at the house when Mr Christensen and Mr Davy were stabbed after storming the front door

‘Everyone has questions, but I don’t want to say anything more out of respect for the grieving families and the ongoing police investigation,’ Mr Locke told the Courier Mail. 

‘We’re trying to find out more.’ 

At the time of the unfolding incident, his daughter was suffering from a dislocated shoulder, which police said happened earlier in the evening before she ran for help to the Topton Street house. 

Mr Locke said his daughter, who is yet to give police a formal statement, was still undergoing medical treatment.

‘She’ll physically be fine. We’re waiting to see how she pulls through the rest of it. She understands the enormity of it all,’ he said. 

Tom Davy, 27, and Corey Christensen, 37, (pictured) both died after being found bleeding on the street outside. Police have not revealed how the pair knew each other or why they found themselves at the home of Mr Webber, who they did not know

Tom Davy, 27, and Corey Christensen, 37, (pictured) both died after being found bleeding on the street outside. Police have not revealed how the pair knew each other or why they found themselves at the home of Mr Webber, who they did not know

It's understood Candice Locke was running away from Webber when she knocked on the door begging for help. She was taken to hospital with a dislocated shoulder

Tom Davy (pictured), one of the victims of the incident, has been remembered by friends as a 'huge, kind-hearted bloke'

Ms Locke (left) and Mr Davy (right) are both from New South Wales, although it’s unclear why the pair were in Alva Beach. It’s understood the pair were in a relationship

Police would not say what the witness told them and his role in the series of events that led to the men's deaths was unclear

Police would not say what the witness told them and his role in the series of events that led to the men’s deaths was unclear

Dean Webber (pictured), 19, was released without charge on Tuesday afternoon. Police are investigating whether he acted in self-defence when the men stormed his home

Dean Webber (pictured), 19, was released without charge on Tuesday afternoon. Police are investigating whether he acted in self-defence when the men stormed his home

Late on Wednesday afternoon, police discretely ushered a man understood to have watched the bloody brawl back to the scene of the stabbing deaths.

Wearing a t-shirt and thongs, the key witness gave his account to detectives from the front lawn of the house in Alva Beach late on Wednesday afternoon. 

He is believed to have been at the house when Mr Christensen and Mr Davy were stabbed after storming the front door.

Police said they walked through a witness who was there at ‘a relevant time’.

The witness then returned to the same street where Mr Christensen lived, two blocks away.

Police would not say what he told them and his role in the series of events that led to the men’s deaths was unclear.

Loved ones were seen gathering outside the home near Townsville on Wednesday afternoon

Loved ones were seen gathering outside the home near Townsville on Wednesday afternoon

Groups arrived separately and stopped to look at floral tributes to the two men, less than a metre from a bloodstained gutter 

Groups arrived separately and stopped to look at floral tributes to the two men, less than a metre from a bloodstained gutter 

The devastated families of two men who were stabbed in a Queensland coastal town comforted each other as police continued to piece together their puzzling deaths

The devastated families of two men who were stabbed in a Queensland coastal town comforted each other as police continued to piece together their puzzling deaths

Earlier on Wednesday the devastated families of the two men who were stabbed comforted each other as police continued to piece together their puzzling deaths.

Groups arrived separately and stopped to look at floral tributes to the two men, less than a metre from a bloodstained gutter. 

One woman broke down in tears and sobbed loudly as she was supported by another man who then helped her to a car as they held on to each other.

A locksmith was seen repairing a sliding door at the front of the house where the pair died, which remains a crime scene and under police guard.

Mr Webber was arrested but released without charge on Monday with police now believing he heroically defended a complete stranger in self-defence.

Mr Webber sported a significant limp and clutched the back of his left thigh as he arrived back at the house with officers on Tuesday afternoon.

He left the house soon after and has not returned since.

Detectives were on Wednesday still trying to piece together what happened before Ms Locke desperately banged on Mr Webber’s door.

Tom Davy, 27 and Corey Christensen, 37, died from stab wounds and massive blood loss on the street outside a house in Alva Beach, near Townsville, on Sunday night

Tom Davy, 27 and Corey Christensen, 37, died from stab wounds and massive blood loss on the street outside a house in Alva Beach, near Townsville, on Sunday night

A locksmith was seen repairing a sliding door at the front of the house where the pair died, which remains a crime scene and under police guard

A locksmith was seen repairing a sliding door at the front of the house where the pair died, which remains a crime scene and under police guard

Detectives were on Wednesday still trying to piece together what happened before Ms Locke desperately banged on Mr Webber's door 

Detectives were on Wednesday still trying to piece together what happened before Ms Locke desperately banged on Mr Webber’s door 

She appeared to have been at a gathering with the pair in a house two blocks away.

Detectives were seen speaking to Mr Christensen’s family and friends on Wednesday as they continued investigations.

His family were earlier seen sitting at a covered patio table in his home for hours consoling each other.

Detective Inspector Chris Lawson said on Tuesday night officers were still joining the dots on the night’s events.

‘We do have a picture of what has occurred but the way it has occurred is still under investigation and we’re still utilising witnesses to make sure it’s accurate,’ he said.

Ms Locke hails from Townsville, 70km north of Alva Beach, but had been living in NSW and working at an animal shelter.

It was not clear why she and Mr Davy were in Alva Beach or their relationship to Mr Christensen, a local father-of-three. 

Detectives were seen speaking to Mr Christensen's family and friends on Wednesday as they continued investigations

Detectives were seen speaking to Mr Christensen’s family and friends on Wednesday as they continued investigations

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