Teen hospitalised after brutal hammer attack in NSW

A teenager has been hospitalised after he was allegedly assaulted with a hammer in Sydney yesterday.

Police allege the scene unfolded near Doonside Railway Station around 3.30pm, where a group of four people approached an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old.

The group were armed with a baseball bat and a hammer, and allegedly assaulted the 18-year-old, before striking the 16-year-old in the head with the hammer.


Several bystanders attempted to intervene.

Police say some of the students then fled the scene, including the 18-year-old, who was again attacked and hit with the hammer as well.

He then got on a train and left.

The rest of the armed men got into the back of a vehicle and fled.

The 16-year-old was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment and later released.

Investigations are underway, and police are urging anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

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