Appeal after teen assaulted, stabbed – St Ives

Police are appealing for public assistance after a teenager was stabbed and assaulted on Sydney’s Upper North Shore last night.

About 6pm (Saturday 25 January 2020), police have been told a 17-year-old boy was waiting for a friend at a sports oval on Burraneer Avenue, St Ives, when he was approached by five males.

One male struck him with a large tree branch before another stabbed him twice in the shoulder.

Another male struck him with their skateboard while a fourth male threw a metal object at him; causing the 17-year-old boy to drop his phone.

The group, all described as being of Caucasian appearance, with one in his early to mid teens and the others in their mid to late teens, stole the phone and fled the area on foot.

The teenager was taken to Hornsby Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from Kuring Gai Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.

As part of their inquiries, investigators are urging any witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious at the time to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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