Laura Byrne cries as her producer shares personal link to victim of Westfield Bondi tragedy

Laura Byrne cries as her producer shares personal link to victim of Westfield Bondi tragedy

Laura Byrne was overcome with emotion on Monday as she discussed the Westfield Bondi Junction massacre.

The 37-year-old broke down on her Life Uncut podcast as she revealed the show’s producer Keeshia was friends with Dr Ashlee Good who died after she was stabbed at the shopping centre over the weekend.

‘Producer Keeshia is friends with Ash, the mother who was murdered,’ an emotional Laura said.

Keeshia continued: ‘I’m sure a lot of you have read about Ashlee Good. We became friends a couple of years ago. One of my closest friends of over two decades is Ash’s best friend.’

‘Everything that is being reported about her is completely true. She was human sunshine. She was just the most positive, joy filled, beautiful human being. Her proudest achievement was being a mum.’

Laura Byrne (pictured) was overcome with emotion on Monday as she discussed the Westfield Bondi Junction massacre

Laura Byrne (pictured) was overcome with emotion on Monday as she discussed the Westfield Bondi Junction massacre

Police were called to the shopping precinct at 3.20pm on Saturday as Joel Cauchi, brandishing a large hunting knife, chased after men, women and children.

Footage posted online shows terrified shoppers running outside to escape or taking shelter in shops as a siren blasted through the centre, urging shoppers to evacuate.

Inspector Amy Scott was patrolling nearby and was first on the scene. She entered the shopping centre by herself and bravely ran towards the offender, before shooting Cauchi dead when he lunged towards her with the knife.

Five other people died at the scene, including first-time mother Dr Good, 38, who passed away in hospital on Saturday night after the attack.

Ms Good’s nine-month-old daughter was also injured in the attack and is still in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.

The 37-year-old broke down on her Life Uncut podcast as she revealed the show's producer Keeshia (pictured) was friends with Dr Ashlee Good who died after she was stabbed at the shopping centre

The 37-year-old broke down on her Life Uncut podcast as she revealed the show’s producer Keeshia (pictured) was friends with Dr Ashlee Good who died after she was stabbed at the shopping centre

Ashlee Good (pictured), died at St Vincent's hospital on Saturday night after being stabbed in the rampage

Ashlee Good (pictured), died at St Vincent’s hospital on Saturday night after being stabbed in the rampage

Dawn Singleton, 25, the daughter of multi-millionaire advertising guru John Singleton, was the second victim to be identified.

Double Bay architect and mother-of-two Jade Young was identified as a third victim of the attack on Sunday, and 30-year-old security guard Faraz Tahir and 55-year-old artist and designer Pikria Darchia.

Chinese national Yixuan Cheng was identified as the sixth fatality on Monday morning.

Twelve people were taken to hospital after the attack, with three still in a critical condition, eight stable and one discharged.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and New South Wales Premier Chris Minns lay flowers at the scene of Saturday's mass stabbing at Bondi Junction

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and New South Wales Premier Chris Minns lay flowers at the scene of Saturday’s mass stabbing at Bondi Junction

Yixuan Cheng was fatally killed after Joel Cauchi fatally stabbed six people and injured at least 12 more in a violent rampage

Yixuan Cheng was fatally killed after Joel Cauchi fatally stabbed six people and injured at least 12 more in a violent rampage

Assistant Commissioner Cooke said there were also several other people who were injured in the attack who left Westfield and later presented to medical centres.

Cauchi has since been identified as a Queensland man who moved to Sydney in recent months.

He suffered from schizophrenia and had a transient lifestyle, with police treating the tragedy as a mental-health related incident.

Faraz Tahir, aged 30, tragically lost his life while serving the public as a security guard during this attack. He was a refugee from Pakistan

Faraz Tahir, aged 30, tragically lost his life while serving the public as a security guard during this attack. He was a refugee from Pakistan

Dawn Singleton, the 25-year-old daughter of multi-millionaire businessman John Singleton, also lost her life

Dawn Singleton, the 25-year-old daughter of multi-millionaire businessman John Singleton, also lost her life 

The shopping centre and surrounding streets remained closed on Monday, while police continue to scour the crime scene for forensic evidence.

Police have launched a critical incident team comprised of homicide detectives and set up Strike Force Mcauley to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will also be subject to an independent review.

Jade Young (pictured), from Bellevue Hill, died in the attack

Pikria Darchia (pictured), 55, who describes herself as an artist on LinkedIn and is understood to originally hail from Tbilisi in Georgia, was the fifth victim to be identified

Pikria Darchia (pictured), 55, who describes herself as an artist on LinkedIn and is understood to originally hail from Tbilisi in Georgia, was the fifth victim to be identified

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