NSW teen hit in the head with scooter now critical

A teenage boy is accused of using a metal scooter to hit another teen in the head in the Lake Illawarra region.

About 1.45PM on Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was walking in a laneway between Beveridge Street and Tongarra Road, Albion Park, when he was approached by two youths.

One of the youths allegedly hit the 16-year-old boy in the head with a metal scooter, before they ran off.


Emergency services were notified and the injured boy was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital in a critical condition.

Later that day, police arrested a 14-year-old boy. He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

About 9.15PM on Sunday, police arrested a 16-year-old boy at a home in Warilla.

He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where he has been charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The teen was refused bail to appear at a children’s court on Monday.