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Sydney stabbing suspect Mert Ney released from hospital and expected to face charges

A man accused of fatally stabbing a woman and seriously injuring another in Sydney’s CBD on Tuesday has been released from hospital and is expected to be charged over the attacks today.

Mert Ney, 20, was discharged from Prince Alfred Hospital, where he underwent surgery on his lower leg, and was taken to Surry Hills police station this afternoon.

NSW Police said it was expected he would be charged later today.

Mr Ney is accused of killing 24-year-old Michaela Dunn with a kitchen knife, before stabbing Linda Bo, 41, as she was walking in the CBD.

Passers-by who witnessed the alleged attack against Ms Bo gave chase, apprehending Mr Ney and pinning him down using cafe chairs and a milk crate until police arrived.

Ms Bo was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition, while the body of Ms Dunn was later found in a Clarence Street unit.

Police have since confirmed that Mr Ney had visited Ms Dunn for sexual services on the afternoon of the attack.

On Thursday it emerged that Mr Ney had seen Ms Dunn on at least one occasion before, and had also seen other sex workers, according to the Scarlet Alliance Australian Sex Workers Association.

Mr Ney had also previously been treated for mental health issues, presenting himself at Blacktown Hospital just days before the incident, before checking himself out after six hours.