A 16-YEAR-OLD girl has spent the night behind bars, charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a teenage boy, almost to death, in Sydney’s west.
Police said the boy – also 16 – was ambushed after meeting up with three teens on Sheffield Street in Merrylands just after 12.30pm on Sunday, November 25.
It’s understood an altercation broke out during which the trio allegedly assaulted the boy before one of them – a 16-year-old girl – allegedly stabbed him in the chest.
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The trio then allegedly fled the scene, leaving the 16-year-old boy to bleed out in the street.
He was treated by paramedics before being rushed to Westmead Hospital for emergency, life-saving surgery.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested by detectives the following day at a home in Cabramatta West and charged with assault causing actual bodily harm in company of others.
Following further inquiries, the 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed the boy handed herself into officers at Granville Police Station yesterday.
She was arrested and charged with attempted murder, armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault causing actual bodily harm and wound a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
the girl was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in a children’s Court today while her co-accused will front a children’s court on Monday.
Investigations into the attack are ongoing. Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.