The abuser is a close friend of the husband

He was described as ‘sloppy’ by the builder who rushed to the aid of his alleged victim, but the man accused of stabbing Dover Heights mother Helen Coulston is a close friend of her property developer husband , and was a real top flight himself. domain manager.

What led to the violent incident on the doorstep of Helen and Walt Coulston’s Weonga Road mansion on Monday remains unclear, after the alleged perpetrator was revealed on Tuesday to be Bellevue Hill man Matthew Brian Ramsay – a former corporate real estate star who is now facing a charge of petty shoplifting and attempted murder.

Matthew Brian Ramsay has been charged with bodily injury with intent to murder.

Walt Coulston, chief executive of property management and investment firm CK Property Group, told reporters outside the house on Tuesday that Ramsay was the best man at his wedding and godfather to his daughter.

Ramsay’s LinkedIn profile lists him as a development partner at real estate services firm Stanton Hillier Parker, and he previously held senior roles at Ray White Commercial and CBRE Asia Pacific. However, a spokesperson for Stanton Hillier Parker confirmed that Ramsay no longer works for the company.

Coulston, back at the family home with takeout on Tuesday, said ‘we did our best’ to explain to her children what had happened to their mother, who spent a night in hospital and is now recovering of his ordeal at home.

Helen Coulston.

Helene Coulston.Credit:Facebook

Builder Peter Haramis, who rushed to the house from a nearby construction site after hearing Helen Coulston’s screams just after midday on Monday, said he found her on all fours with a man standing above from her.

He said the man froze, giving Coulston – who was bleeding from a stab wound to the chest – time to grab the knife and throw it to the sidewalk before fleeing inside . Haramis grabbed the large kitchen knife and called for an ambulance as he watched the suspected attacker, dressed in a gray tracksuit and looking “a little sloppy”, calmly leave the scene in a white Audi.

Police followed the vehicle to Campbell Parade in Bondi, where they arrested Ramsay at gunpoint. He was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with injuring a person with intent to kill.

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