The hunt for an Irish national accused of two horrific attacks in Sydney has come to an end after he was arrested in Parramatta and charged on Wednesday.
Detectives located 29-year-old Patrick Farrell at an office on George St, Parramatta, about 1pm Wednesday before he was charged over an alleged one-punch assault and an unrelated stabbing.
He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Farrell was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday.
Last month police issued a public appeal to help track Farrell down.
Police will allege he was part of a group of men accused of a stabbing attack in Randwick which left a man, Oliver Solan, with a partially severed ear.
Police will also allege that Farrell carried out a one-punch attack in a beer garden at Matraville in November last year.
It will be alleged Farrell knocked a 56-year-old man unconscious.
Farrell spent three years behind bars in Ireland for killing another man which prompted political debate about how he was able to enter the country.
The home affairs department website states that anyone who has had a jail sentence of more than a year cannot enter Australia.
In 2011 Farrell punched 20-year-old Andrew Dolan during an attack in the Irish town of Mullingar despite the victim pleading with Farrell not to hit him.
Dolan died in hospital 10 days later.
The Irishman pleaded guilty to unlawful killing.
Speaking to 2GB last month, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said it was “frustrating” that he was allowed to come into Australia.
“It is (frustrating) and from our perspective we have an important job to do which is find him,” he told the radio station.
Police will address the media on Thursday with more information.
More to come