Man's body found in driveway of home at Bossley Park in Sydney's west

Updated February 15, 2015 09:07:02

A man has been found dead in the driveway of a home in Sydney's west after collapsing with multiple stab wounds.

Officers were called to the property at Bossley Park just before 11.30pm on Saturday.

They found the body of a man, aged in his 20s, in the driveway, but said it appeared the man had been attacked at another location.

Police said it was not clear where the stabbing took place but they were searching for a man who was seen running through the nearby streets a short time earlier.

"Police were called about 20 minutes earlier to a man running through the streets of Bossley Park, so we're back-tracking through that job to see if it's related," said Superintendent Peter Lennon.

He said the people living in the house did not appear to be involved or know the dead man.

"They don't appear to be connected to this gentleman at all," said Superintendent Lennon.

"It just appears to be the place where he fell and unfortunately died."

The victim has not been formally identified but he is believed to be known to police.

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First posted February 15, 2015 09:04:56

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Updated February 15, 2015 09:52:57

At least 400,000 people have lined the streets of Perth for a second day to watch twogiant marionettes walk through the city as part of the International Arts Festival.

The six-metre tall little girl giant continued her search for a second giant, an 11-metre tall deep sea diver who had been resting outside the Perth train station.

On Saturday, he arose from his slumber and also began roaming the streets.

At one point he stopped and appeared to take a drink from a fire truck.

The two figures are due to meet on Sunday at Langley Park and leave on a barge on the Swan River.

The performance, The Incredible and Phenomenal Journey of the Giants, attracted an estimated 180,000 people to the city on Friday.

Crowds began pouring into the CBD from early this morning and people were standing 10-deep in some parts of the city.

A festival spokeswoman said 400,000 people had watched the performance on Saturday morning.

The little girl giant is operated by a team of 25 people pulling strings to make her limbs move.

As she moved along she performed a series of gymnastic moves, before arriving at Weld Square in Northbridge where she was due to have a four-hour nap.

Festival artistic director Jonathan Holloway said he had been "blown away" by how people had responded to the giants.

"The audiences have just been amazing ... obviously the girl is wonderful," he said.

He said the audience reaction had been "unbelievably good .... people are energised, they're excited".

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said trains had been at capacity between 8:00am and 11:00am, with many people at inner-city stations unable to board.

He said extra services and carriages had been put on, and an estimated 18,000 people an hour had travelled by train into the city during that time.

"We did have a few issues earlier - it would seem that people left it a bit late trying to get in to see the diver giant," he said.

"I don't think anyone was expecting such a crush this morning, but that's been resolved now, although numbers are still heavy."

Yesterday the girl travelled several city blocks before resting in a deck chair at Wellington Square and reading from a giant book.

The $5 million event is expected to draw in more than one million people over three days.

Information on finding and following The Giants is at Perth Festival website.

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First posted February 14, 2015 13:12:44

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