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.