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Girl hospitalised after being stabbed in the back on Sydney street

A girl has been stabbed in an unprovoked attack on a street in Sydney’s west.

Police say they were called to Swinson Road at Blacktown around 8.30pm following reports that a girl had been injured.

Officers arrived to find the girl had been stabbed in the back. Police say the girl is believed to be aged in her teens.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for treatment to non life threatening injuries.

It’s understood the girl was with a boy of similar age when they were approached by a male who threatened the pair and demanded the girl’s backpack.

An altercation took place, before the man stabbed the girl and fled with her backpack.

Police sealed off the scene and searched the area, but the girl’s alleged attacker could not be found.

Police are hoping to speak with a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, with a thick black beard and a large build. He was seen wearing dark clothing.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

 

 

Man with garden shears holds schoolgirl against her will on city bus

A man has been arrested after allegedly holding a schoolgirl against her will on a bus while armed with a pair of garden shears in Perth.

The dramatic scenes unfolded on a Transperth bus on the corner of Thelma and Throssel Street’s in Como at around 7.50am on Thursday.

According to Perth Now, police set up a roadblock around the bus while officers dealt with the delicate situation.

Fortunately the man was arrested after a short stand-off and taken into police custody without incident.

The female student escaped unharmed.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, has since been taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital for assessment.

Child in ‘serious condition’ after being hit by car on the Gold Coast

A little girl has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a car on the Gold Coast.

It’s understood the 11-year-old was struck outside a house on Melissa Street, near the intersection of Prewett Street, at Upper Coomera just after 8am.

It’s believed she was getting ready to head off to school when she was hit.

She was seriously injured and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Baby perishes as mum and kids are trapped in horror house fire

A one-year-old girl has tragically died and her mother and three-year-old brother are being treated for burns after the family became trapped in a horror house fire in southern New South Wales.

Emergency services raced to the three-storey unit block on Mowatt Street in Queanbeyan’s East at around 2.45pm on Monday to find flames shooting out of windows from a unit on the second floor.

The situation rapidly escalated into a dramatic rescue mission after authorities learned that a mother and her two small children were still inside the room, surrounded by flames and unable to get out.

The 22-year-old woman and her three-year-old son were eventually plucked to safety from a burning balcony.

Both mother and son are believed to have been burnt in the blaze.

Neighbour Kenny Cameron recalled to 7 News the frantic moment he tried to save the woman and her two children, but was forced back by fierce flames and clouds of toxic smoke.

He told 7 News he was forced to watch on in horror as they woman tried to escape.

“She was screaming at me,” Kenny told 7 News. “I tried to help her find her baby, but I couldn’t open the door up. There was just that much black toxic smoke.”
“She looked out the window and (the fire) just exploded and it come towards her.”

It’s understood the woman suffered serious burns to a large portion of her body, while her three-year-old son escaped with less serious injuries.

Both were rushed to Canberra Hospital.

Tragically, fire fighters found the body of the woman’s one-year-old daughter inside the unit after the fire had been extinguished.

A crime scene was established at the address while investigations into the cause of the fire were carried out.

Three police officers were also treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Two men charged over horrific, repeated rape of young girl in NSW

Two men are behind bars, charged over the horrific repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl they had allegedly snatched from a beach in Sydney.

According to a police statement released to media on Saturday night, the two men – aged 22 and 25-years-old – allegedly approached the 12-year-old at Freshwater Beach at around 3pm on Thursday and coaxed her into a car before driving her to a location in Brookvale.

Here, it is alleged the men took turns in sexually assaulting and raping the young girl.

Detectives arrested the two men at Brookvale around 3pm on Friday.

The pair were taken to Manly Police Station where the older man was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse while the 22-year-old was charged with one count of the same offence.

Both appeared in court on Saturday where they were remanded in custody to reappear on 28 April.