Boy, 10, stabbed in fight over shoes in Sydney unit

UPDATE 11:00 AM: A 12-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed a younger boy has been denied bail.

A 10-year-old suffered a laceration to his torso in what is believed to have been a fight over shoes, just after midday on Saturday.

The 12-year-old, along with two other boys, aged 12 and 16, were arrested and questioned by Police.


One of the 12-year-olds was charged with assault with intent to rob, while armed with an offensive weapon causing wounding.

He faced Parramatta Children’s Court, where the magistrate denied his bail.

The other two boys have been released without charge.

The injured boy has also been released from hospital.

EARLIER: A 10-YEAR-OLD boy who was stabbed at a block of units in Sydney was reportedly knifed during a fight over a pair of shoes.

Police say they were called to reports of an assault inside a unit on John Street in Waterloo just after midday on Saturday. They arrived at the scene to find a 10-year-old boy bleeding from a wound to his hip.

The young boy was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken by ambulance to the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital where he remained in a stable condition on Saturday afternoon.

Three other boys – one aged 16 and two aged 12 – were arrested at the scene.

They were taken to Redfern Police Station where they spent the Saturday afternoon assisting investigators with their inquiries.

Police said the teenage boy and two children are known to the injured boy but are not related to him.

According to reports, the group was arguing over a pair of shoes when the child was stabbed.

A crime scene was established at the John Street units and was examined by forensic police.