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Tarneit Man Charged With Murder Over Docklands Stabbing.


Police have arrested five people as part of the Homicide Squad investigation into an incident in Docklands last weekend where a man was fatally stabbed.

Detectives from the Homicide Squad, Gang Crime Squad and Armed Crime Squad executed warrants at two addresses in Derrimut and Wollert yesterday morning.

A 19-year-old Derrimut man and a 21-year-old Wollert man were arrested and subsequently interviewed by police.

A 21-year-old Tarneit man was arrested in Docklands yesterday evening and was also interviewed by police.

The Tarneit and Derrimut men were charged with murder, while the Wollert man was charged with affray and violent disorder.

Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill, Crime Command, said “The victims of this incident were innocent parties who were good people – good students, good athletes and from a good family.”

“The investigation into this matter will continue until police are satisfied that all those involved are held to account for their actions.”

All three faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last night and were remanded in custody.

Two men were arrested this morning after warrants were executed at properties in Taylors Hill and Epping.

A 22-year-old Taylors Hill man and a 20-year-old Epping man will now be interviewed by police.

The arrests follow an incident on Sunday, 13 March in Docklands where 23-year-old West Australian man Alier Riak was fatally stabbed.

His 26-year-old brother Kuol Riak was also seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to Bourke Street, near Harbour Esplanade, following reports of a brawl between a number of males about 3.20am that morning.

On arrival, the two injured men were located and conveyed to hospital however Alier passed away a short time later.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and police appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has other information and is yet to speak to police to come forward.

Anyone with information urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au