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St Kilda stabbing: Man dies and knifeman on the run after deadly brawl

Killer on the loose when man is stabbed to death during a brawl on Melbourne’s St Kilda beach before a packed crowd

  • Man was stabbed to death on Melbourne’s St Kilda beach on Sunday night
  • Those responsible fled on foot and remain on the run while the investigation is underway
  • The identity of the victim who died at the tourist hotspot is not yet known

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A man has died after being stabbed during a wild brawl on one of Australia’s busiest urban beaches.

Police were called to Melbourne’s St Kilda beach at about 7.30pm on Sunday to find the victim near Pier Rd with several stab wounds.

His identity is not yet known.

Those responsible disappeared after fleeing on foot in the overcrowded summer crowd and remain on the run.

Police Were Called To Melbourne'S St Kilda Beach (Pictured) At Around 7.30Pm On Sunday To Find The Victim Near Pier Rd With Several Stab Wounds

Police were called to Melbourne’s St Kilda beach (pictured) at around 7.30pm on Sunday to find the victim near Pier Rd with several stab wounds

Those Responsible Disappeared After Fleeing On Foot In The Overcrowded Summer Crowd And Remain On The Run. Pictured: St Kilda Beach In 2021

Those Responsible Disappeared After Fleeing On Foot In The Overcrowded Summer Crowd And Remain On The Run. Pictured: St Kilda Beach In 2021

Those responsible disappeared after fleeing on foot in the overcrowded summer crowd and remain on the run. Pictured: St Kilda Beach in 2021

Investigators are now examining CCTV footage from the area in an effort to track down the killer, as witness statements continue to pour in.

Shocked onlookers enjoying an evening by the water in the tourist hot spot said plainclothes officers and uniformed police descended on the gruesome scene “very quickly.”

A police helicopter was also deployed in the aftermath.

“There were police everywhere. It was crazy,” a St Kilda regular told the Announce sun.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police immediately.

Shocked Onlookers Enjoying An Evening By The Water In The Tourist Hot Spot Said Plainclothes Officers And Uniformed Police Descended On The Gruesome Scene 'Very Quickly'

Shocked Onlookers Enjoying An Evening By The Water In The Tourist Hot Spot Said Plainclothes Officers And Uniformed Police Descended On The Gruesome Scene 'Very Quickly'

Shocked onlookers enjoying an evening by the water in the tourist hot spot said plainclothes officers and uniformed police descended on the gruesome scene ‘very quickly’

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