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Attempted murder

AN 18-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a man was allegedly stabbed at Granville last month.

About 9.20am on Thursday, July 11, police were called to a home on Boronia Street, South Granville, following reports of a stabbing.
On arrival, officers found an 18-year-old man suffering stab wounds to his upper body. He was treated at the scene before being taken to Westmead Hospital where he continues to recover.
Last Thursday morning, detectives arrested a man at a unit in Tintern Avenue, Telopea.

Pistol threat on train
POLICE charged a man who was allegedly armed with a pistol on a train in Granville.
It is alleged two men, aged 35 and 55, boarded a train at Redfern Railway Station and sat approximately three rows from each other, before the younger man began yelling and swearing at other commuters.
Police said the 35-year-old man retrieved what is believed to be a firearm from his backpack and allegedly pointed it at the 55-year-old man.
The older man tackled the younger man to the ground. The younger man stood up and walked away into another carriage.
A short time later, police attended Granville Railway Station where they spoke to and searched the 35-year-old man. As a result, no firearms were found.
The man was issued a move-on direction and released pending further inquiries.
With the assistance of CCTV evidence, police will allege the firearm was disposed of prior to officers arriving on scene.
Following further investigations, police arrested a man at a home in Redfern last Monday.
He was charged with arm with intent to commit an indictable offence, possessing an unregistered firearm pistol, and affray.

Remote access scam
POLICE are urging the community to remain vigilant when downloading software online after becoming aware of an increasing number of remote access scams.
Remote access scams allow third party access to an individual’s private computer through the use of legitimate software.
Police are aware that current remote access scams are being conducted through the use of a program called “TeamViewer” which is a legitimate software product that allows remote connectivity, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
Scammers have been able to use the program to access people’s private or business computers, capturing banking and email passwords for their own personal gain.
Cybercrime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Matt Craft, urged the community to be aware of such online activity as everyone is vulnerable to scams.
“Many of these scams are quite sophisticated, but there is almost always a ‘tell’; we urge all individuals and businesses to ensure they remain vigilant when dealing with requests to vary account details or payment methods or to download software,” Det Supt Craft said.
“A common theme for any scam is generally that the product or outcome is too good to be true. Never give your personal credit card or online account details over the phone.”