Two men stabbed to death in Brunswick, Melbourne as woman is arrested


Horror scenes in trendy Melbourne suburb as two men are stabbed to death near where Jill Meagher was murdered 10 years ago – before a woman is dramatically arrested on a tram

  • Two men stabbed to death in Brunswick, Melbourne at 5am on Thursday
  • A woman was then arrested on a tram in the nearby suburb of Carlton
  • Stabbing happened near where Jill Meagher was murdered ten years ago
  • She was walking down laneway off Hope St when she was attacked by stranger
  • Adrian Ernest Bayley was jailed for the rape and murder of Ms Meagher 

A woman has been arrested on a tram after two men were stabbed to death not far from where Jill Meagher was raped and murdered in Melbourne a decade ago. 

Police and paramedics rushed to Hope Street, Brunswick, at about 5.20am on Thursday after reports of a stabbing. 

Both men died at the scene while a woman was arrested on a tram in nearby Carlton shortly after. 

Police say the woman is assisting them with inquiries. The two victims are yet to be formally identified. 

A woman has been arrested after two men were stabbed to death in Melbourne early on Thursday morning (pictured are emergency services at the scene in Brunswick)

Detectives from the Homicide Squad are investigating and an apartment complex at the intersection of Hope and Breese Streets has been cordoned off by police.

Blood was reportedly seen splattered on the footpath around the complex while the body of one victim remains inside, the Herald Sun reported. 

The tram the woman arrested was on has been forensically examined while officers were also seen tracing Breese Street for clues.

The shocking stabbing comes ten years after 29-year-old ABC employee and Irish migrant Jill Meagher was murdered while walking home in a laneway off Hope St.

Ms Meagher was raped and murdered by a stranger while making the short walk back to the Melbourne apartment she shared with her husband, Tom, in September 2012. 

Jill Meagher (pictured above) was a 29-year-old Irish woman living in Australia who was raped and murdered by Bayley in Melbourne in September 2012

Jill Meagher (pictured above) was a 29-year-old Irish woman living in Australia who was raped and murdered by Bayley in Melbourne in September 2012

Bayley pleaded guilty to Ms Meagher's (pictured with husband Tom) rape and murder

Bayley pleaded guilty to Ms Meagher’s (pictured with husband Tom) rape and murder 

JILL MEAGHER MURDER – TIMELINE

September 21, 2012: Jill Meagher walks home from a pub in Brunswick, Melbourne at 1.30am after a night out with colleagues. Tom Meagher wakes to realise she is not home and calls the police after being unable to find her.

September 24: Jill’s handbag is found by police in a laneway.

September 25: CCTV footage from a bridal shop is handed to police showing Jill speaking to a man in a blue hoodie at 1.42am.

September 27: Police arrest Adrian Ernest Bayley, then 41, in the north Melbourne suburb of Coburg. He admits strangling Jill and later leads police to where he buried her body in shallow grave.

September 28: Bayley is charged with rape and murder. He was already on parole for a series of sex crimes.

September 30: A public march through Melbourne in Jill’s memory is attended by 30,000 people.

April 5, 2013: Bayley pleads guilty to rape and murder.

June 11: Bayley’s history of rape and violence is revealed as pre-sentencing hearing begins.

June 19: Bayley is sentenced to life behind bars with a 35-year non-parole period. More victims including a Dutch backpacker and a sex worker come forward due to the high publicity surrounding the case.

August 2013: A total of 23 changes are made to Victoria’s parole laws in response to the Jill Meagher case.

2014-2015: Bayley is found guilty of three more rapes. He is sentenced to another 18 years’ jail and has eight years added to his non-parole period.

July 2016: Bayley successfully appeals against one of the rape convictions and has his sentence reduced by three years.

Eerie CCTV footage was aired across Australian TV screens showing the 29-year-old being approached on the way home by Adrian Bayley – who would be later given a life sentence for her murder – in hopes the missing woman might be found safe. 

Her body was found in a shallow grave north of Melbourne six days later.

Meagher had been heading home after having some drinks with friends in the early hours of September 12, 2012, when she was suddenly attacked.

The walk to Ms Meagher’s home from the bar she was at was just 700 metres long. 

Bayley was on parole for other sex crimes at the time of the murder. 

Adrian Ernest Bayley (pictured above)was given a life sentence over the 29-year-old's murder

Adrian Ernest Bayley (pictured above)was given a life sentence over the 29-year-old’s murder

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