Boy, 16, charged over frenzied knife attack

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy will spend his second night behind bars tonight, charged over a frenzied stabbing attack in Sydney.

The teenager is accused of stabbing a 31-year-old man multiple times in the chest and stomach at a home on Mitchell Street in Glebe just after 11.30pm on Saturday.

The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where police say he remains this evening, in a critical but stable condition.


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The 16-year-old boy was arrested on Tebbutt Street in Leichardt, four kilometres away, a short time later.

He was taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to person with intent.

The teen was remanded in custody on Saturday night and will spend a second night in lock-up tonight ahead of his appearance in a Children’s Court tomorrow.

In a statement, police confirmed the boy and his victim are known to each other. Their relationship is not known.

A crime scene was established at the Mitchell Street home and was examined by forensic police.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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