UPDATE | 17yo boy charged after girl, 12, slashed with knife in random attack

UPDATE at 4.30AM October 19th | POLICE have charged a 17-year-old boy after he allegedly slashed a 12-year-old girl repeatedly across the face in Logan.

The young girl was walking to school when she was attacked under the Logan Motorway in Kingston at around 7.40am on Thursday.

As a result of the assault, the girl has sustained a laceration to the side of her face and was transported to Lady Cilento Hospital for medical treatment.


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She has since undergone surgery and while she is expected to make a full recovery, Police say her injuries were extensive.

After a large search, police on Friday confirmed they have charged a 17-year-old boy with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

EARLIER at 4:00 PM | A 12-YEAR-OLD girl is in hospital undergoing surgery after being slashed repeatedly across the face by a stranger armed with a knife in Logan.

The girl was making her way to school when she was attacked at random about 7.40am on Thursday.

Police said the child was minding her own business, walking through a pedestrian tunnel under the Logan Motorway at Kingston when a male aged in his late teens attacked her for no reason.

The man is believed to have been armed with a box-cutter type knife which police say he used to continuously strike the child across the right side of her face.

The girl was slashed across the face up to 20 times and left bleeding profusely from extensive injuries.

After the “vicious and cowardly” attack, police said the young girl incredibly managed to pick herself up and run towards her school while the offender ran off in the other direction.

A team of 30 detectives is investigating the incident, with a major manhunt underway for the offender.

Anyone who may have been in the area of Princess Street between 7.30 and 7.50am and witnessed a man running away from the scene is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Detectives are particularly wanting to speak with any motorists who may have dashcam of the area.

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

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

FIRST: A 12-YEAR-OLD girl has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after being slashed across the face with a knife by a stranger in a random, early morning attack in Logan.

The child was walking along a pedestrian walkway under the Logan Motorway at Kingston around 7.40am on Thursday when she was attacked by a male believed to be aged in his late teens.

Police said the male was armed with a knife and slashed the child across the side of her face in a random, unprovoked attack, leaving her with a “large laceration”.

The girl was taken to the Queensland Children’s Hospital where she remains this afternoon in a serious but stable condition, receiving treatment.

Police are still searching for the child’s attacker, described as being Caucasian in appearance and aged in his late teens, about 17 or 18-years-old.

He has a proportionate build, narrow face and short light-brown hair and was wearing a fluorescent yellow high-visibility collared shirt and pants or jeans.

Detectives from the Logan Child Protection and Investigation Unit are investigating the matter and urge anyone with information to come forward.

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

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.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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