Luke Batty,11, was stabbed to death at cricket training. Photo: Supplied
Luke Batty,11, was stabbed to death at cricket training. Photo: Supplied

Inquest: boy's dad had previously threatened him with knife

The father of murdered schoolboy Luke Batty threatened him with a knife almost a year before he stabbed the 11-year-old to death, an inquest has heard.  

Luke died at the Tyabb cricket ground south-east of Melbourne after his father, Greg Anderson, hit him with a cricket bat and stabbed him as he lay on the ground.  

The inquest, before Victorian State Coroner Ian Gray, will consider what was known about Anderson, and by whom, before he killed his son.  

At the time Anderson killed Luke, police had four arrest warrants in his name, and several intervention orders, including one to protect Luke and his mother, Rosemary Batty.  

But Ms Batty was not told about the arrest warrants, or an intervention order taken out against Anderson by a housemate.  

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