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Cabbie knifed, two fighting for life, after two morning stabbings

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Four people have been injured and two are fighting for life after alleged stabbings in Melbourne and Gippsland this morning.

Police say two people were stabbed in an altercation on McDonald Street in Morwell (pictured above) about 3.30am.

They allege a man, 54, assaulted his female partner, 57, and a woman, 35.  The 35-year-old woman is not related to the couple, it’s believed she came to the woman’s aid before before both women were stabbed.

The pair sustained life threatening injuries and were airlifted to Melbourne.

Police used a taser to subdue the man who was airlifted to hospital with what is believed to be serious self-inflicted injuries.

He remains under hospital guard.

Photo: Alexandria Tzatzimakis, Nine News

Meanwhile, a taxi driver has been stabbed in a separate incident in the Melbourne suburb of Lalor this morning.

Police say the man was booked to pick up three female passengers on Sydney Crescent.

They refused to pay the fare and went on to stab him in the back.

His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Police called in the dog squad to search for the offenders about 2.30am but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on either incident is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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