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Four schools close and Sydney venues close as coronavirus crisis deepens

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A Sydney primary school has joined the growing list of those forced to close after suffering coronavirus scares, as the crisis in New South Wales reaches more venues, including a pub and pizza parlour.

Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary in Bossley Park will now shut until at least August 10 as fears of a deadly second wave in NSW grow.

Fort Street High School in Sydney’s inner west will also shut and undergo deep cleaning on Thursday after a student required COVID-19 testing on Wednesday.

Frank’s Pizza Bar in Camperdown also closed on Wednesday night after revealing a patron tested positive for the deadly respiratory infection.

‘We are choosing to close the restaurant until next Tuesday the 4th of August, in order for our restaurant to be professionally deep cleaned,’ the owner said in a statement later that night.

Fort Street High School (pictured) in Sydney's inner west will undergo deep cleaning on Thursday after a student required COVID-19 testing on Wednesday

Fort Street High School (pictured) in Sydney's inner west will undergo deep cleaning on Thursday after a student required COVID-19 testing on Wednesday

Fort Street High School (pictured) in Sydney’s inner west will undergo deep cleaning on Thursday after a student required COVID-19 testing on Wednesday

Frank¿s Pizza Bar in Camperdown (pictured) also closed on Wednesday night after revealing a patron tested positive for the deadly respiratory infection

Frank¿s Pizza Bar in Camperdown (pictured) also closed on Wednesday night after revealing a patron tested positive for the deadly respiratory infection

Frank’s Pizza Bar in Camperdown (pictured) also closed on Wednesday night after revealing a patron tested positive for the deadly respiratory infection

The Petersham school also released a statement late on Wednesday which revealed students would need to undertake online classes.   

‘The school has been advised by NSW Health of a possible case of COVID-19. The person concerned is being tested and the results will be confirmed tomorrow,’ the statement read.

‘The school will be non-operational for the on-site attendance of staff and students and will be thoroughly cleaned as an extra precaution while we await the test results.’

EverLearn Preschool in Prestons is also closed for cleaning on Thursday after they were notified of a confirmed case.

'We are choosing to close the restaurant until next Tuesday the 4th of August, in order for our restaurant to be professionally deep cleaned,' the owner said in a statement later that night

'We are choosing to close the restaurant until next Tuesday the 4th of August, in order for our restaurant to be professionally deep cleaned,' the owner said in a statement later that night

‘We are choosing to close the restaurant until next Tuesday the 4th of August, in order for our restaurant to be professionally deep cleaned,’ the owner said in a statement later that night

Health care workers are seen setting up a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay on Thursday (pictured)

Health care workers are seen setting up a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay on Thursday (pictured)

Health care workers are seen setting up a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay on Thursday (pictured)

A healthcare worker tests a person for COVID-19 at the Rushcutters Bay testing clinic (pictured on Thursday)

A healthcare worker tests a person for COVID-19 at the Rushcutters Bay testing clinic (pictured on Thursday)

A healthcare worker tests a person for COVID-19 at the Rushcutters Bay testing clinic (pictured on Thursday)

The school was among several other which closed for cleaning last week.

Freeman Catholic College in Bonnyrigg also closed last week when two cases connected to the school were diagnosed.

It has since confirmed additional cases, and will also stay closed until at least August 10.

NSW Health also issued an alert for anyone who visited Mounties in Mount Pritchard, south west Sydney between July 23 and July 25.

A new alert was also issued for the Pritchard’s Hotel because contact tracers realised the infected patron dined at the restaurant on July 24, not July 23 as previously reported.  

People are seen lining up at a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay on Thursday (pictured) as the COVID-19 crisis in New South Wales deepens

People are seen lining up at a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay on Thursday (pictured) as the COVID-19 crisis in New South Wales deepens

People are seen lining up at a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay on Thursday (pictured) as the COVID-19 crisis in New South Wales deepens

A woman covers her face with her jumper as she waits at a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic

A woman covers her face with her jumper as she waits at a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic

Women queuing while waiting for a COVID-19 test

Women queuing while waiting for a COVID-19 test

A woman covers her face with her jumper (pictured, left) as she waits at a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic as others queued with masks while waiting for a test on Thursday

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Third man charged over Raymond Harris’s murder in Surfers Paradise

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A knife-wielding gang allegedly ‘hunted down’ a young father and stabbed him to death in front of horrified witnesses, police claim.

Raymond Harris, 27, died during a vicious brawl with a number of men that were known to him on Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday. 

Police arrested a third man, a 24-year-old from Surfers Paradise on Thursday and charged him with one count of murder and three counts of assault. 

Raymond Harris (pictured), 27, was stabbed to death during a vicious brawl with a number of men that were known to him on Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday

Raymond Harris (pictured), 27, was stabbed to death during a vicious brawl with a number of men that were known to him on Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday

Raymond Harris (pictured), 27, was stabbed to death during a vicious brawl with a number of men that were known to him on Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday

Jarod James Miller (left), 21, and Jye Sebastian Webb-Italia (right), 18, have been charged with one count of murder and three counts of common assault over the alleged stabbing on Wednesday night

Jarod James Miller (left), 21, and Jye Sebastian Webb-Italia (right), 18, have been charged with one count of murder and three counts of common assault over the alleged stabbing on Wednesday night

Jarod James Miller (left), 21, and Jye Sebastian Webb-Italia (right), 18, have been charged with one count of murder and three counts of common assault over the alleged stabbing on Wednesday night

Police arrested a third person, a 24-year-old man from Surfers Paradise on Thursday and charged him with one count of murder and three counts of assault (pictured: scene were stabbing allegedly occurred)

Police arrested a third person, a 24-year-old man from Surfers Paradise on Thursday and charged him with one count of murder and three counts of assault (pictured: scene were stabbing allegedly occurred)

Police arrested a third person, a 24-year-old man from Surfers Paradise on Thursday and charged him with one count of murder and three counts of assault (pictured: scene were stabbing allegedly occurred) 

Jye Sebastian Webb-Italia, 18, and Jarod James Miller, 21, were arrested on Wednesday night and face the same charges.  

A 19-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were also arrested and charged with with accessory after the fact to murder, Nine News reported. 

Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said police will allege the group armed with Rambo knives ‘hunted down’ Mr Harris and his friends. 

The gang entered the Surfers Beer Garden where they also allegedly harassed the victim’s friends.

‘They’ve clearly gone into Cavill Ave to (allegedly) hunt down the victim and his friends and have a confrontation,’ Detective Smith said, Gold Coast Bulletin reported. 

‘It just shows their (alleged) mindset that they’ve just basically stabbed and killed someone in the street and they’ve kept on … going into a licensed premises to attack other people.’

Detective Smith said there is CCTV of the lead up to the alleged murder, showing at least two members armed with knives.  

The vicious brawl allegedly occurred in front of horrified witnesses and saw one man dead

The vicious brawl allegedly occurred in front of horrified witnesses and saw one man dead

The vicious brawl allegedly occurred in front of horrified witnesses and saw one man dead 

Mr Harris was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but later died (Pictured: paramedics at the scene)

Mr Harris was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but later died (Pictured: paramedics at the scene)

Mr Harris was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but later died (Pictured: paramedics at the scene)

Webb-Italia was represented by TWC Lawyer’s Rodney Keyte in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday morning. 

His face-tattooed friend Miller also appeared in court and made a Legal Aid application to get representation from a lawyer.   

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Mr Keyte said his client Webb-Italia and his family were ‘in a world of shock’. 

‘He’s obviously in shock as is his family. This is something, I’m instructed, that’s never happened before.’ he said. 

‘Jye has obviously taken everything by shock. He’s cut off from his family. It’s hit him very hard.’  

Mr Keyte said the police allegations against Webb-Italia are ‘very murky’.      

‘What the police are alleging seems to be very murky,’ he said. 

‘They’re going off CCTV footage and the action what they’re describing is a slashing motion.’ 

The lawyer confirmed a knife had been found near the scene but said there was no proof that it was the murder weapon.    

‘A knife has been found within the vicinity of the deceased, it hasn’t been confirmed that it was the murder weapon or even involved in the incident at all,’ Mr Keyte said. 

Mr Harris (left) was a father of a young girl. The young father was stabbed and rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but died a short time later

Mr Harris (left) was a father of a young girl. The young father was stabbed and rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but died a short time later

Mr Harris (left) was a father of a young girl. The young father was stabbed and rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but died a short time later

Police guard the crime scene after a 27-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday

Police guard the crime scene after a 27-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday

Police guard the crime scene after a 27-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday

Webb-Italia appeared in court on Thursday morning and his case was adjourned until October 15. 

The 18-year-old’s co-accused Miller also appeared in court and will face court via videolink on October 15, unless he gets legal representation before then. 

Miller is a father of a young daughter and has facial tattoos on each side of his face. 

The tattoo on his right cheek says ‘Stay true. BR. Laugh with many. Trust none’, while the left cheek reads ‘Damaged. No regrets’. 

He also has a number of tattoos on his arms and legs, including a number of skulls on his left leg and an anarchy symbol on his left knee.   

The victim, Mr Harris, was allegedly involved in an altercation with a number of men that were known to him on Cavill Avenue near Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise at 9pm on Wednesday.

He suffered a stab wound to the torso and rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but died a short time later.    

Pictures from the crime scene show blood stains, litter and clothes on the ground, which may have been where the injured man was treated

Pictures from the crime scene show blood stains, litter and clothes on the ground, which may have been where the injured man was treated

Pictures from the crime scene show blood stains, litter and clothes on the ground, which may have been where the injured man was treated

The mother of Raymond’s young daughter posted a tribute on Thursday morning. 

‘I’ll never be able to handle the fact that my little girl will never get to see her daddy again,’ she wrote. 

‘I’m so thankful that Hannie has you in her life and I’ll forever be grateful of the happiness you brung to our daughter and that you loved her endlessly. 

‘Rest In Peace Raymond, you’ll be missed.’  

Footage captured on Wednesday night showed the chaos as police cars surrounded the area. 

A Polair Helicopter flew around the vicinity and there were reports officers stopped and searched cars in the area.  

Pictures from the crime scene show blood stains, litter and clothes on the ground. 

It’s understood children witnessed the alleged assault and stabbing.

‘It was rather traumatic seeing it unfold…  There was a family with two children under five with their mum and dad,’ one man wrote.

Another bystander came across the scene after finishing work.

‘When I walked over at the end of my shift he was lying on the floor bleeding out, blood everywhere – the poor guy looked lifeless,’ they wrote. 

Police cars are seen near Orchard Avenue and Cavill Avenue after a man was fatally stabbed on Wednesday night

Police cars are seen near Orchard Avenue and Cavill Avenue after a man was fatally stabbed on Wednesday night

Police cars are seen near Orchard Avenue and Cavill Avenue after a man was fatally stabbed on Wednesday night 

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Syndey man accused of slashing police officer in attempted murder is found dead in prison

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A man accused of slashing a police officer across the head with a knife has been found dead in his prison cell.

Frederick Fadi Elrezz was arrested on Wednesday, September 2, after he allegedly attacked two officers with a knife and biting a third on York Street in the Sydney CBD.

He was being held at Parklea Correctional Centre after being charged with attempted murder. 

Elrezz was found dead in his cell on Friday morning. 

It is understood he had a long battled mental health issues.

Frederick Fadi Elrezz was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly attacked two officers with a knife and biting a third on York Street in the Sydney CBD

Frederick Fadi Elrezz was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly attacked two officers with a knife and biting a third on York Street in the Sydney CBD

Frederick Fadi Elrezz was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly attacked two officers with a knife and biting a third on York Street in the Sydney CBD

A policeman (pictured), 40, was allegedly slashed in the head and shoulder by a Lakemba man, 32, on York Street in the Sydney CBD at 12:20am on Wednesday, September 2

A policeman (pictured), 40, was allegedly slashed in the head and shoulder by a Lakemba man, 32, on York Street in the Sydney CBD at 12:20am on Wednesday, September 2

A policeman (pictured), 40, was allegedly slashed in the head and shoulder by a Lakemba man, 32, on York Street in the Sydney CBD at 12:20am on Wednesday, September 2

The 32-year-old was accused of attacking the three officers after they confronted him after he allegedly harassed a food delivery rider.

A male senior constable, 40, was slashed across his head and shoulder while his male acting sergeant, 39, was slashed on the hand. 

Meanwhile, a male probationary constable, 20, was bitten on his tricep. 

The 32-year-old man was then disarmed and arrested, before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for assessment. 

Pictures from after the attack show blood pouring from the senior constable’s head, covering most of his face.  

A bite mark and blood can also be seen on the youngest officer’s tricep. 

The injured officers were also taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where the 40-year-old officer underwent treatment for lacerations on the left side of his head and another on his upper arm and shoulder.  

The injured officers were also taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where the 40-year-old officer (pictured)underwent treatment for lacerations on the left side of his head and another on his upper arm and shoulder area

The injured officers were also taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where the 40-year-old officer (pictured)underwent treatment for lacerations on the left side of his head and another on his upper arm and shoulder area

The injured officers were also taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where the 40-year-old officer (pictured)underwent treatment for lacerations on the left side of his head and another on his upper arm and shoulder area

Meanwhile, the 39-year-old was treated for a laceration to his finger and a knee injury and the youngest officer was treated for his bite. 

Soon after the attack, Elrezz allegedly told officers: ‘I wanted to kill a cop in the name of Allah’, The Australian reported.

He also allegedly said ‘Allahu Akhbar’ during his subsequent interview.

There is nothing in the 32-year-old’s history that indicates he supports extremist agendas or that he has been radicalised.

Anti-terror teams were investigating his background to assess any potential links to terror organisations.   

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A male probationary constable (pictured), 20, was bitten on his tricep

A male probationary constable (pictured), 20, was bitten on his tricep

A bite mark and blood was visible on the wound

A bite mark and blood was visible on the wound

A male probationary constable (left), 20, was bitten on his tricep with a bite mark (right) and blood visible

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Brisbane: Fraudster bride swindled $43,000 out of her boss at Buccini Transport to pay for wedding

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Courtney Beaumont Bell (pictured) , 27, worked as a payroll officer at Buccini Transport for four years when she swindled $43,375 for her $60,000 wedding

Courtney Beaumont Bell (pictured) , 27, worked as a payroll officer at Buccini Transport for four years when she swindled $43,375 for her $60,000 wedding

Courtney Beaumont Bell (pictured) , 27, worked as a payroll officer at Buccini Transport for four years when she swindled $43,375 for her $60,000 wedding

A desperate bride stole more than $43,000 from her boss by cashing in on benefits she wasn’t entitled to so she could pay for her dream wedding. 

Courtney Beaumont Bell, 27, worked as a payroll officer at Buccini Transport for four years when she swindled $43,375 for her $60,000 wedding.

The woman, from Caboolture, 50km north of Brisbane, fleeced the company out of the money by cashing in on 200 days of leave, falsely claiming tolls and taking superannuation between June 2017 and July 2018, Quest Newspapers reported.  

Bell pleaded guilty to fraud in Brisbane District Court on Thursday where she handed her former boss, Paul Buccini, a cheque with all the money she had taken.

Judge Vicki Loury QC sentenced Bell to three years in prison but the 27-year-old will be released in six months.  

She said: ‘Your motivation therefore was not as a result of any need, but rather greed on your part.’

Sarah Dennis, the prosecutor, claimed the fraud was calculated and Bell took advantage of her trusted position. 

David Crews, Bell’s lawyer, said his client’s offending was ‘situational’ due to the financial burden of her wedding.

He said Bell and her husband tried to pay for the wedding themselves and didn’t want to ask their parents for help.

Mr Buccini said outside of court he was hurt when he discovered the fraud that had put financial stress upon his family and business.

He said it ‘destroyed’ him to discover someone he trusted took advantage of him.

He said he was glad justice had been served.

Paul Buccini, director of Buccini Transport, said outside of court he was so hurt when he discovered the fraud that had put financial stress upon his family and business (pictured, one of the company's fleet)

Paul Buccini, director of Buccini Transport, said outside of court he was so hurt when he discovered the fraud that had put financial stress upon his family and business (pictured, one of the company's fleet)

Paul Buccini, director of Buccini Transport, said outside of court he was so hurt when he discovered the fraud that had put financial stress upon his family and business (pictured, one of the company’s fleet)

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