POLICE have arrested a Wollert man and an Epping man as part of a string of arrests in relation to the fatal stabbing of a man at Docklands on the March long weekend.

Crime Command detectives charged the Epping man, 20, with violent disorder and affray, and a 22-year-old Taylors Hill man with violent disorder, affray and commit indictable offence while on bail.

Both were bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Three other men – a 19-year-old from Derrimut, 21-year-old from Wollert and 21-year-old from Tarneit – were also charged in relation to the incident.

The Tarneit and Derrimut men were charged with murder, while the Wollert man was charged with affray and violent disorder.

All three faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday night and were remanded in custody.

The charges follow an incident on Sunday, March 13 at Docklands where Western Australian man Alier Riak, 23, was fatally stabbed.

His 26-year-old brother Kuol Riak was also seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to Bourke Street, near Harbour Esplanade, at about 3.20am following reports of a brawl between several men.

On arrival, the two injured men were taken to hospital, however Alier died a short time later.

Crime Command Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill said an investigation into the incident was ongoing and police were appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or had other information to come forward.

“I know the events of last weekend were incredibly distressing for many in our community where we experienced the senseless loss of life and others being seriously injured,” he said.

“Since Sunday morning, Victoria Police committed significant resources in our investigative effort to identify, arrest and ultimately hold those responsible to account for their actions.

“These arrests were the result of an incredible amount of work by Crime Command units including the Homicide Squad, Gang Crime Squad and Armed Crime Squad, while well supported by local police from the North West Metro Region.

“It’s also a strong and demonstrable statement that for those choosing to engage in this type of violent and senseless crime, police will be relentless in their pursuit of you.

“I think this is what the community expects from us and what we owe to the community to ensure everyone feels safe in Melbourne.

“This is a great city and overwhelmingly a safe city, however incidents such as those we sadly saw last weekend impact all of us.

“The victims of this incident were innocent parties who were good people – good students, good athletes and from a good family.

“Our thoughts are very much with the Riak family at this time, who are no doubt suffering an immeasurable amount of grief. We will continue to ensure all the relevant support services are made available to them.

“The investigation into this matter will continue until police are satisfied that all those involved are held to account for their actions.”

Anyone with information urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.