Two people have been rushed to hospital from Balgowlah with stab wounds this morning.

Just after 5.45am this morning (Monday 11 March), NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responded to reports of two people suffering stab wounds at a home at West Street, Balgowlah.

Multiple units from Northern Beaches Police Area Command responded to the scene. Four NSW Ambulance crews also responded, including Intensive Care Paramedics and NSW Ambulance Inspector Mark Whittaker.

Inspector Whittaker was first to arrive on scene from Balgowlah Ambulance Station, and was met on the street by a man in his 30s who had been stabbed once in the upper back.

The man was pale and sweaty and appeared to be having some trouble breathing. He was treated on the street before being taken into the care of other ambulance crews who were arriving on scene with police. Shortly after 6.00am, the man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital by NSW Ambulance in a serious condition.

NSW Ambulance and NSW Police arriving at an incident scene

Advised there was another person inside the property, Inspector Whittaker made his way into the home and finding a 38-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds, he requested a helicopter medical team. The Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter was dispatched from Bankstown, landing at Balgowlah Oval, Pickworth Avenue, Balgowlah, just after 6.30am (main image).

The woman had a total of eight stab wounds to her torso — five in her abdomen and three in her chest. It is understood the wounds were consistent with a large kitchen knife.

Together with an Intensive Care Paramedic, Inspector Whittaker stabilised the woman at the home, before transferring her by ambulance to meet the critical care medical team at Balgowlah Oval. There, her condition was assessed by a doctor, and just before 6.45am she was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital by NSW Ambulance in a serious condition, accompanied by the medical team.

Toll NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter at Balgowlah Oval

A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed that a crime scene had been established and that an investigation into the incident is underway.

It is understood the man and woman are known to each other.

Images: NSW Ambulance, Northern Beaches Advocate (file)

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