Boy charged over savage street stabbing in Sydney

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested and charged with stabbing a man multiple times in the chest during a bungled robbery on a Sydney street early this morning.

Police said the teenage boy allegedly bailed up two men as they were getting out of their car on Queen Street at Ashfield, near the intersection with Liverpool Road in the city’s inner west, just after 12.30am.

Armed with a knife, the boy allegedly walked up to one of the men and demanded money.


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Police said the 15-year-old then stabbed the 26-year-old man several times in the chest after he refused to comply with his demands.

The victim sustained serious stab wounds and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a collapsed lung.

Police said the man remains in hospital this afternoon in a serious, but stable condition.

Following a short foot pursuit, the 15-year-old boy was detained by police in Park Street.

He was arrested and taken to Burwood Police Station where he was charged with wielding a knife in a public place, common assault, assault with intent to rob armed with offensive weapon wound/GBH, and wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.