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Police investigate if girl was sexually assaulted before fight in dance studio bathroom

Two men have been rushed to hospital, one with serious stab wounds, after a fight broke out in a dance studio bathroom allegedly over a young girl.  

A  man found a girl under the age of 10 with an older person inside the bathroom of a studio in Kogarah, a suburb in south Sydney, on Thursday night, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Police allege a fight ensued and emergency services were called to the St George Dance Centre just before 8pm.

Two men have been rushed to hospital, one with serious stab wounds, after a fight broke out in a dance studio bathroom allegedly over a young girl (pictured) 

A man found a girl (pictured) under the age of 10 with an older person inside the bathroom of a studio in Kogarah, a suburb in south Sydney, on Thursday night 

A man found a girl (pictured) under the age of 10 with an older person inside the bathroom of a studio in Kogarah, a suburb in south Sydney, on Thursday night 

One man suffered stab wounds to the neck and abdomen and was rushed to St George Hospital in stable condition.

Another believed to be in his 40s suffered head injuries and was taken to the same hospital under police arrest. He is being kept under police guard.

Police are investigating whether the girl was sexually or indecently assaulted prior to the physical stoush between the men, the Daily Telegraph reported. 

Daily Mail Australia contacted police, who would not confirm the child’s connection to the matter.

A third man with injuries to his eyebrow and cheekbone was also spotted at the scene, but it is unknown if he was involved in the brawl. 

Bystander Mo Hariri was celebrating his 24th birthday with his friends nearby when the group overhead the commotion across the road. 

‘We thought someone was having a heart attack or something but then this bloke runs out screaming: call the police,’ Mr Hariri said.

‘He looked so scared like he was having a panic attack.’

Moments later, the group of revellers saw the victim walk down the stairs with multiple stab wounds.

Both men were taken to St George Hospital following the stabbing 

Mr Hariri’s friend applied pressure on the wounds of the victim until emergency services arrived on scene. 

‘The guy had really bad bleeding, but nothing dramatic.’  

Hariri Chickens employee Prakash Sapokota, 19, said a man screamed, ‘Where’s my daughter?’ 

A dance teacher said teenage girls turned up to the studio on Thursday nights for contemporary dance classes. 

St George Police Area Command officers have established a crime scene and enquiries are continuing. 

 

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