UPDATE @ 06.20AM 14/04/17 | A teenager has been charged after allegedly stabbing another teen in the neck with a sword in far north Queensland, leaving him fighting for life.
Police were called to a Cook Street address at around 5.30am on Thursday morning following reports an 18-year-old suffered serious neck injuries.
It’s believed he had left a Townsville unit and walked down the street to try and find help.
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He remains in a critical condition at the Townsville Hospital.
Overnight, detectives charged another 18-year-old man with one count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
He is expected to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on Saturday, April 15.
EARLIER @ 6.05PM 13/04/17 | A TEENAGER is fighting to stay alive in hospital after being stabbed in the throat with a sword in far north Queensland.
The 18-year-old was found staggering down Cook Street in Townsville on Thursday morning, covered in blood.
It’s understood the victim had a sword driven into his neck during a savage attack inside his Cook Street unit.
The wounded teen was rushed to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.
He has since undergone emergency surgery.
Another 18-year-old male, believed to be the victim’s flatmate, is in police custody, assisting detectives with their inquiries.
Two swords were reportedly found at the unit, which was declared a crime scene and examined by forensic police.
Investigations into the attack are continuing.