THIS is the chilling moment the Sydney knifeman snapped a selfie just moments after he allegedly slit the throat of a sex worker.
Michaela Dunn was found with her throat cut yesterday after Mert Ney went on a rampage through the city.
The 20-year-old was first seen on CCTV entering Michaela’s flat at around 1:30pm yesterday.
Less than half an hour later he was seen leaving the building before stopping and apparently taking a photo of himself as a memento, Channel 7 News reports.
He then ran out of the alleyway to begin his bladed rampage through the city.
Tributes poured in for Michaela, 24, after she was discovered in her flat.
Her heartbroken mum described her “very much loved” daughter as a “beautiful girl from a beautiful family” who had travelled the world and was loved by her sister, news.com.au reports.
She added that she was struggling to deal with the loss.
Michaela’s social media shows she had travelled the world, attending the world-famous Coachella Festival earlier this year and celebrating her New Year’s in Sri Lanka.
She also backpacked around Europe with a tour group in 2017.
After graduating from Rosebank College in 2012, she studied at the University of Notre Dame, posting pictures of her time on campus.
Friends and family have started to pay tribute to the beloved 24-year-old.
Joan Westenberg, who had known Ms Dunn for 10 years, said she was “like my baby sister”.
“I cannot describe how sad and how broken I am at this moment. I loved this kid. She was incredible,” She tweeted later saying “I just want to scream right now”.
“I am angry that male violence has taken another victim. Selfishly I am so angry that the victim is a young woman I deeply respected and cared about.
“Mikki was a true delight to know. The violence in this country cannot continue. It cannot.”
The attacker’s sister has branded Ney “despicable” and said she has no intention of visiting her brother in hospital.
She told reporters: “I don’t want to go and meet him. If this happened to some family member, like, (who) you knew, you wouldn’t want to go near them, would you? Like, something so despicable.
“I still can’t believe it’s him but it is him.”
She added: “I just want to say sorry to the family like, sorry a million times. Sorry for everything.
“We didn’t know that he would do this because he’s never hurt the cats, like, you know, how they usually hurt cats before killing someone or like dogs whatever.”
After allegedly attacking Michaela, Ney was filmed yelling “Allahu Akbar ” and “shoot me in the f***ing face” as he ran through the Australian city with a bloody knife.
He was subdued by brave bystanders, including three Brits and an ex-Bury football star, who tackled him to the ground and restrained him with a milk crate.
Lee Cuthbert, Paul O’Shaughnessy and his brother Luke O’Shaughnessy, all from Manchester, were working in the area when they heard the man attempting to stab several people outside,
The trio bravely held the suspect down as police raced to the scene where they were able to arrest him in the Australian city.
Paul is a former Bury midfielder who moved to Australia in 2008 to play for North Sydney FC.
He told the Today show in Australia: “That’s the type of guys that we are as people. Like not to sound heroic, but we are just there to, if we can help, we can help.
“So it was my brother who noticed that this guy was, from the office, we are on level 4 on King Street, he saw him out of the window, heard the commotion, he said ‘Mate, there’s a guy wielding a knife, he’s on top of a bonnet, like let’s get down.’
“So we got down the elevator, down the lift and, you know, I’m just thankful that we could play our part.
“There’s other people that certainly, you know, kind of got there first and we just ran after him as well and helped kind of restrain the individual.”
Ney spent the night under Police guard in a Sydney hospital where he underwent surgery for an injured knee.
Police have yet to interview Ney, who was known to suffer from mental problems and have a fascination with weapons.
MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS
Police found a black knuckle duster and a plastic black and green toy Glock pistol on Mert Ney’s bedroom shelves in April this year after being called to his family’s western Sydney home for “an unrelated matter”, the Australian Daily Telegraph reports.
A version of this story first appeared on news.com.au
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.