Alleged Sydney Stabber Slapped With New Charges Including Possessing Child Abuse Material

The man who allegedly went on a stabbing rampage in the Sydney CBD in August appeared in court on Tuesday. 

Mert Ney, 20, was slapped with a string of new charges, including possession of child abuse material.

Ney is also accused of killing Michaela Dunn, 24, and injuring Linda Bo, 41, during his alleged stabbing spree.

He's been charged with murder, attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, intentionally choking with recklessness and common assault over the incident that occurred on August 13.

Ney was filmed by frightened onlookers as he allegedly ran through the streets of Sydney's CBD wielding a bloody knife. Eventually, a number of people managed to detain him with a chair and a plastic crate.

Ney has been in police custody ever since. He appeared via video link at Central Local Court last month where he did not apply for bail.

Ney is expected to defend the charges against him and will plead not guilty on the grounds of mental illness.

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