CCTV footage captures woman ‘covered in blood’ moments before her arrest on a Melbourne tram over double homicide
CCTV footage has captured the movements of a woman apparently covered in blood just minutes before she was arrested in a double homicide investigation in Melbourne’s inner-north this morning.
The vision shows the 44-year-old on Sydney Road in the northern suburbs with her left hand tightly wrapped in what appears to be a top. Her white shoes are stained, and with every step she takes blood splatters to the ground.
But despite that, she perseveres and runs across the street, darting down laneways and leaving an almost 2km trail of blood behind her. The footage was captured moments before emergency services were called to Hope Street in Brunswick at around 5.20am after receiving reports of a stabbing.
Police found a man in his early 50s suffering stab wounds. He died on the way to hospital. Another man, 59, was found dead at the same address, also with stab wounds. Around 5.30am, a woman was arrested on a city-bound tram near Melbourne University in Carlton. “Police responded to reports that a female was on a tram and covered in blood,” Victoria Police Commander Mick Frewen said. “The woman was located on tram and she’s been detained by police.”
The woman remained in hospital on Thursday night and was yet to be formally interviewed by police. It’s understood that one of the murdered men was the woman’s partner. Homicide detectives have spent the day at the crime scene working through evidence.
Frewen said it was a “complex” scene. Investigators are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A confidential report can also be made online on the Crime Stoppers website.