Man charged with murder over stabbing deaths of two people

A man has been charged with two counts of murder after a double stabbing at a unit in Sydney's southwest.

Emergency services were called to Huntley Place in Cartwright about 4pm (local time) on Tuesday following reports a man and a woman had been stabbed in a dispute.

A man has been charged with two counts of murder over the double stabbing in Sydney's southwest. Source: Nine News

The man, who is believed to be 40, died at the scene while the woman, thought to be 34, passed away at Liverpool Hospital despite the efforts of paramedics.

Both of the victims are yet to be formally identified.

Police confirmed on Wednesday another 34-year-old man, who had been assisting police with their inquiries, had been charged with two counts of murder.

He was refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Thursday.

The victims are yet to be formally identified in what police believe was the result of a dispute. Source: Nine News

Police on Tuesday began an investigation into the circumstances that led to the violent attack as reports circulated that an axe had been used. 

"It appears that a male and a female have come to the units here in Cartwright in respect to a dispute and as a result of that a scuffle has broken out and unfortunately it has resulted in two persons being seriously injured and passing away from those injuries," Superintendent Adam Whyte told reporters at the scene.

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