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Man and woman in hospital after double stabbing in Marrickville, Sydney

Two people were rushed to hospital with stab wounds following an incident near a high school in Sydney’s inner west on Thursday night.

A 25-year-old man was treated for injuries to his face, head, neck and hand by ambulance paramedics who rushed onto Sydenham Rd in Marrickville just before 6pm.

A 55-year-old woman was also cut across the throat and required immediate attention.

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The couple were rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and are in a stable condition.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Newtown police station.

He is helping the police with their investigations.

“All three people know each other,” NSW Police said.

Police have cordoned off the area, outside Marrickville High School, while they investigate.

It comes weeks after it was revealed that NSW police will be given greater search powers in response to a series of knife attacks.