Teen stabbed in face outside Melbourne fast food restaurant

A man has been charged with stabbing a teenager in the face during a fight in the heart of Melbourne.

Police say the pair became embroiled in an altercation outside a fast food restaurant on Swanston Street, near the corner of Flinders Street, at around 12.35am on Sunday.

During the melee, a 19-year-old male from Sebastopol, near Ballarat, was slashed across the face with a knife.


He was treated by paramedics at the scene before transported in a stable condition to St Vincent’s Hospital.

Police later arrested a 29-year-old man of no fixed place of address near the Yarra River.

He has since been charged with intentionally cause serious injury and will face court today.

Police believe a large number of people present at the time of the incident may have filmed the altercation on their phones.

Investigators are appealing for those witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.