Ash Good, 38, identified as mum killed in Bondi Westfield stabbing spree

Good, 38, was one of six people killed when a yet-to-be-identified man, believed to be aged in his 40s, rampaged through the shopping centre in Sydney’s east yesterday afternoon.

The knife-wielding attacker was shot dead by a lone police officer.

Ash Good
Ash Good, 38, was killed during a stabbing spree in Bondi Westfield. (9News)

It’s understood Good was walking through the centre with her baby in a pram when they were caught up in the attack.

The man is believed to have stabbed the baby first, before fatally wounding Good.

Two brothers who were at the centre described how one of the wounded mum’s last actions was to try to save her child’s life by trusting the baby to them.

Video appeared to show a knife-wiedling man wearing a rugby league jersey.
Video appeared to show a knife-wiedling man wearing a rugby league jersey in the centre. (9News)

“The baby got stabbed,” the two men told 9News.

“The mum got stabbed and the mum came over with the baby and threw it at me and (I) was holding the baby,” he said.

Other witness said they were trying to compress both the mum and baby’s wounds to stem the bleeding until help arrived.

Paramedics and doctors continue to walk into Westfield Bondi Junction
Streets were locked down following the stabbing spree. (Dion Georgopoulos / The Sydney Morning Herald)

“There’s a lot of blood on the floor… I hope the baby is alright,” they said.

Good was taken to hospital, but later died.

Her child underwent surgery overnight, and was last said to be in a serious but stable condition.

  • Six people have been killed in a mass stabbing attack at Westfield shopping centre at Bondi Junction in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
  • The man, suspected to be a 40-year-old male known to police, was shot dead by a lone officer at the scene. Police do not believe he acted “with ideation”.
  • Eight people have been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after the attack just after 3pm.
  • A baby and a mother were among those stabbed. The mother, a 38-year-old woman, has since died of her injuries. The baby continues to receive treatment.
  • Video appears to show a man wearing a rugby league jersey holding a knife as shoppers flee.
  • Mobile phone footage shows crowds within stairwells, with other shoppers saying they were evacuated to the roof
  • Shoppers helped victims as others cowered in shops for up to two hours.
  • The attacker acted alone and there is no ongoing threat.

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