Here’s what you need to know this morning.
Teenagers charged with fatal stabbings
Three teenagers have been charged with murder for fatally stabbing a 16-year-old boy in western Sydney last month.
Police performed CPR on the boy when he was found stabbed in Ropes Crossing in early June, but he died at the scene.
Homicide detectives yesterday arrested three teenagers aged 16 and 17.
They were charged with murder, affray and handling a knife in a public place.
They have all been denied bail and are due to appear in juvenile court today.
NSW inquiry into ambulance ramp-up
The pressures facing paramedics and hospital emergency services are set to be examined by an NSW parliamentary inquiry.
An Upper House committee will examine what can be done to stop ambulances waiting long periods to discharge patients and how better access to GPs could help prevent people from showing up at the emergency room.
Opposition health critic Ryan Park said it was a problem that had been growing for several years.
“The pandemic has played a role, but what we think is that over a decade, significant understaffing and underinvestment means that once this pandemic hits, issues in the hospitals that already existed were severely exacerbated,” he said.
According to the Australian Paramedics Association, crews are routinely unable to respond to further calls for help as they are stranded in an emergency department.
New South Wales Vice President Scott Beaton, based in Gilgandra in north-west New South Wales, said patient safety was at risk.
“The longest I’ve waited in the last six months would be two and a half hours in the emergency department in Dubbo,” he said.
“There were two works that took place in Gilgandra while we were waiting there, of which paramedics on leave had to be present or crews were sent from other towns.”
Police investigate shooting of rebel biker
This morning police will again search an area in North West Sydney where a member of an organized motorcycle club was shot dead earlier this week.
The Rebel member checked himself into Hawksbury Hospital at 9.30am on Tuesday morning with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Officers spoke with the man before setting up a crime scene outside a premises in Bounty Crescent, Bligh Park.
A bright red/burnt orange Ford Mustang was found in Bonnor Road.
Police will today search the scene for any potential witnesses or any items they may have missed.
Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Agnes Banks between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to call Crime Stoppers.
A man charged for the death of his mother
A man has been charged with murder in the death of his mother on the NSW Central Coast.
Police allege the 56-year-old assaulted his 82-year-old mother with a potted plant yesterday morning before leaving their home in Tumbi Umbi.
He called emergency services for help when he returned to the property just after 5 p.m.
Paramedics found the woman’s body with serious head injuries.
The man was arrested at the scene and is due in court in Wyong later today.
Indian business delegation to visit New South Wales
India’s top business leaders are expected to visit New South Wales later this year to explore investment opportunities.
Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet extended the invitation after the official opening of the NSW Trade and Investment Office in Mumbai on Thursday.
The prime minister, whose 10-day international trade mission is coming to an end, said the country was a key trade and investment market for the state.
“Our doors are open and we are inviting India’s top business leaders to New South Wales to experience our world-class investment opportunities firsthand,” he said.
“India’s importance to New South Wales cannot be underestimated.”
The delegation is expected to visit in October, coinciding with NSW hosting the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Young girl suffers head injuries after collision
A girl has been treated for head injuries after being hit by a car on the Pacific Highway on the state’s Central Coast yesterday.
Just after 5:30 p.m., emergency services responded to reports of an incident involving a car and a pedestrian in Wyoming, northeast of Gosford.
The girl was treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital.
She is in serious but stable condition.
“This young patient suffered significant trauma from the impact of the collision,” said NSW Ambulance Inspector Mark Whittaker.
“This incident is a stark reminder of the need for constant vigilance by pedestrians and drivers around busy roads.”
The police are investigating.