Man ambushed, bashed over the head with skateboard in Sydney

A young man has been brutally bashed over the head with his own skateboard during a savage attack in Sydney’s inner-west.

Police said the 18-year-old victim was walking along Brighton Street when he was bailed up by a group of teens on Railway Parade around 11.30pm last night.

The man, who police said was carrying a skateboard at the time, was approached by two males from the group who allegedly punched him several times and assaulted him with his skateboard.


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The group then fled the scene.

The 18-year-old declined medical treatment at the time, but reportedly suffered bruising and lacerations to his head.

Police were called and officers arrested a 17-year-old boy nearby.

He was taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray.

The teen was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today.

Investigations are continuing and police are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact Marrickville Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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