Man allegedly bashed to death outside primary school

By Tate Papworth

Three men have been charged with murder after a man was allegedly bashed to death outside a Kealba Primary School on Thursday night.

Emergency services were called to St Paul’s Kealba Catholic School on Sunshine Avenue where it is believed the man was seriously assaulted at about 6pm.
Paramedics worked on the 24-year-old Werribee man, however he died at the scene.

Three St Albans men aged 22, 22 and 20 have been charged with one count of murder and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

Police said the incident is linked to an earlier alleged road rage, assault and theft, which occurred  on Thursday at about 4pm on Walters Street, St Albans.

Police say they have footage of both incidents and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of both.

St Paul’s Kealba Catholic School principal Denis Daly wrote to the school’s parents last night and advised the school would be shut on Friday.

“As the site is still a major crime scene and likely to remain so throughout the night and into tomorrow morning, there is no access to the school. The Major Crimes squad and the Homicide Division of Victoria Police have secured the site, with no access possible,” he said.

“After consultation with Monsignor Portelli, Catholic Education Melbourne and Victoria Police, it has been decided that the school will be closed tomorrow, Friday February 21.”

The school will re-open as usual on Monday, however many parents have taken to Facebook asking what to tell their young children.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000