Prince and Princess of Wales ‘Dismayed and Grieved’ by Sydney Stabbings

Prince and Princess of Wales 'Dismayed and Grieved' by Sydney Stabbings

London (Parliament News) – Prince and Princess of Wales express sorrow over Sydney stabbings. Six were killed in the Bondi Junction shopping centre. The officer shoots the attacker. Baby stabbed, mother injured. Perpetrator known to police.

The Prince and Princess of Wales have expressed they are “shocked and saddened” after six people were massacred after a man went on a stabbing romp in a shopping centre in Sydney. The lone knifeman struck shoppers on Saturday afternoon at the Westfield shopping centre in the suburb of Bondi Junction in eastern Sydney.

William and Kate said: “We are shocked and saddened by the terrible events in Sydney earlier today. Our thoughts are with all those affected, including the loved ones of those lost and the heroic emergency responders who risked their own lives to save others. W & C”

A female New South Wales Police inspector encountered the attacker on her own and shot him dead as he lifted a knife and lunged at her. Police stated they had identified the attacker as a 40-year-old man who was known to them, but counted that they do not think he was motivated by terrorism. Four women and a man died in the shopping hub and another woman later died in hospital, police said.

A nine-month-old baby has experienced surgery and eight people, including the child, are in hospitals around Sydney obtaining treatment for “different injuries”. Reports have indicated the woman who died in hospital is the child’s mother. New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb informed at a press conference that her officers “believe that he is a 40-year-old man”.

She said: “If it is the person that we believe it is, then we don’t have fears for that person holding an ideation – in other words, that it’s not a terrorism happening. He is known to law enforcement but we are waiting to recognise him formally.”

Emergency services were summoned to Westfield Bondi Junction following news that multiple people had been stabbed at 3.30 pm (6.30 am UK time), police stated. Anthony Cooke, assistant commissioner of New South Wales Police, expressed the police officer “confronted the offender”.

He stated at a press conference that as she continued to walk quickly behind to catch up with him, he turned to face her, lifted a knife, and discharged a firearm, resulting in the person’s death. He added that the incident occurred rapidly, with the officer attending the scene alone and being guided by bystanders. She engaged immediately upon arrival. A shopper, who remained unnamed, recounted to ABC News the moment the person was shot, expressing that if she hadn’t intervened, the situation could have escalated. Another witness described assisting a baby who had been stabbed, reporting that the mother, also injured, handed the baby to him.

Daniele Naddei

Daniele Naddei is a journalist at Parliament News covering European affairs, was born in Naples on April 8, 1991. He also serves as the Director of the CentroSud24 newspaper. During the period from 2010 to 2013, Naddei completed an internship at the esteemed local radio station Radio Club 91. Subsequently, he became the author of a weekly magazine published by the Italian Volleyball Federation of Campania (FIPAV Campania), which led to his registration in the professional order of Journalists of Campania in early 2014, listed under publicists. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman for external services for Rai and various local entities, including TeleCapri, CapriEvent, and TLA. Additionally, between 2014 and 2017, Naddei collaborated full-time with various newspapers in Campania, both in print and online. During this period, he also resumed his role as Editor-in-Chief at Radio Club 91.
Naddei is actively involved as a press officer for several companies and is responsible for editing cultural and social events in the city through his association with the Medea Fattoria Sociale. This experience continued until 2021. Throughout these years, he hosted or collaborated on football sports programs for various local broadcasters, including TLA, TvLuna, TeleCapri, Radio Stonata, Radio Amore, and Radio Antenna Uno.
From 2016 to 2018, Naddei was employed as an editor at newspapers of national interest within the circuit, including Internazionale24, Salute24, and OggiScuola. Since 2019, Naddei has been one of the creators of the Rabona television program "Calcio è Passione," which has been broadcast on TeleCapri Sport since 2023.