High school yearbook photos reveal Sydney stabber as a cheerful child

  • A school photo taken of Mert Nay in Year 8 shows the otherwise ‘lonely and weird’ teenager smiling in his Blacktown Boys High School uniform
  • Ney grew up in a weatherboard home in Marayong, near Blacktown in Sydney’s west, the middle of three siblings and the son of Turkish-Cypriot parents.
  • NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller confirms the two crimes are linked and reveals the alleged attacker – 21-year-old Mert Ney – has a history of mental health issues.
  • The woman who police suspect had her throat slashed by the man accused of the Sydney knife rampage was a sex worker operating from her home.
  • ‘I was just acting on instinct’: Hero bystander recounts the moment he pinned crazed knifeman to the ground using a MILK CRATE after stabbing a woman and attacking others in Sydney’s CBD

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