Stabbed in Sydney mall incident, mother saved her 9-month-old girl: Report | World News - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Stabbed in Sydney mall incident, mother saved her 9-month-old girl: Report

Apr 14, 2024 08:41 PM IST

The nine-month-old had surgery and is doing well, BBC quoted the family.

A fatally wounded mother handed over her injured nine-month-old baby to a stranger amid the horrific stabbing incident inside a mall in Australia's Sydney on Saturday. Ashlee Good, 38, desperate to save her baby daughter Harriet, handed her over to the stranger before she got killed.

Stretchers outside Westfield Shopping Centre where multiple people were stabbed in Sydney on Saturday.(AP)
Stretchers outside Westfield Shopping Centre where multiple people were stabbed in Sydney on Saturday.(AP)

The man who saved the baby said, “The mum got stabbed and came over with the baby and threw it at me.”

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

UK-based BBC quoted his brother as saying, “He helped with holding the baby and trying to compress the baby… We just kept yelling out to get some clothes, get some shirts and just help us to compress and stop the baby from bleeding.”

The nine-month-old toddler had surgery and is doing well, BBC quoted the family as saying.

Good's family described her as “a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, partner, friend, all-round outstanding human…” BBC reported on Sunday.

They added their gratitude to the medical team at Sydney's Children's Hospital, the police and the two men who "cared for our baby when Ashlee could not".

"We appreciate the well-wishes and thoughts of members of the Australian public who have expressed an outpouring of love for Ashlee and our baby girl," the report quoted the family's statement.

READ | 6 killed, including suspect, in stabbing attack at Sydney's shopping centre

Former Australian football league player Kerry Good's daughter Ashlee, was honoured by North Melbourne football club with black armbands during a match on Sunday.

"It's shocking for our club and, in particular, the Good family," the club's coach, Alastair Clarkson, told Fox Sports.

"It's just so sad. Ash and her beautiful little girl... She's not going to have a mum - it breaks our hearts," he added.

Police on Sunday identified the assailant who stabbed and killed six people at a busy Sydney shopping centre a day before. New South Wales Police said that Joel Cauchi, 40, was responsible for the attack that took place on Saturday afternoon at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction, in the city's eastern suburbs.

“We are continuing to work through the profiling of the offender but very clearly to us at this stage, it would appear that this is related to the mental health of the individual involved,” NSW Assistant Police Commissioner Anthony Cooke said.

(With inputs from AFP)

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections 2024, Lok sabha election 2024 voting live , Karnataka election 2024 live in Bengaluru , Election 2024 Date along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On